Axed: Hap & Leonard

US drama Hap & Leonard has been axed by Sundance TV after three seasons.

The series starred James Purefoy as an East Texas white guy with a weakness for Southern women, an unlikely friend to Michael Kenneth Williams playing a gay, black Vietnam vet with a hot temper.

Writer Joe R. Lansdale, who wrote the books which inspired the show, wrote on social media, “Hap and Leonard officially canceled. Sundance’s highest-rated show, 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Three seasons wraps it up, dudes. It was an honor to have worked with the folks on the show, actors, crew, writers and thanks for putting up with grumpy me. Wish there were more seasons, but hey, we got three, and they were very fine indeed.”

Season three wrapped in April with 220,000 live-same-day viewers in the US.

It aired in Australia on Showcase.

Source: Hollywood Reporter


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