Former Mad Men star Christina Hendricks has joined the cast of the new Sundance TV series Hap and Leonard.
The network announced today that Hendricks has agreed to take on the role of Trudy, Hap’s ex-wife who resurfaces after two years with a proposition for Hap that he cannot refuse. Sounds intriguing…
Hendricks joins previously announced cast members James Purefoy (“The Following,” “Episodes”), Michael Kenneth Williams (“The Wire,” Inherent Vice, 12 Years a Slave, “Boardwalk Empire”), Bill Sage (“Boardwalk Empire,” We Are What We Are) and Jimmi Simpson (“House of Cards,” “The Newsroom”).
Check out a description of the show, per Sundance TV, below:
Hap and Leonard follows the story of Hap Collins (Purefoy) and Leonard Pine (Williams). Hap is a white working-class laborer who spent time in federal prison for refusing to be drafted into the military and serve in the Vietnam War. Now in his 40s, he is just barely making ends meet picking roses on an East Texas plantation. His confidante and lifelong best friend is Leonard, an openly gay, black Vietnam vet with anger issues. Having been raised by an uncle who shunned him after learning he was gay, Leonard’s only support in the not so progressive, rural South is Hap. Together, they struggle through misadventure in a bid to stay on the right side of the law in 1980s East Texas…By turns funny and shocking, “Hap and Leonard” provides an unpredictable and side-eyed look into race, class and friendship.
Hap and Leonard has been picked up for six one-hour episodes and will air on Sundance TV in early 2016.