‘Happy!’ Earns a Second Season from Syfy

Happy! is Renewed for Season 2
Chris Meloni as Nick Sax in ‘Happy!’ (Photo by Syfy)

Syfy’s ordered a second season of the original series Happy! starring Christopher Meloni. The series is based on the critically acclaimed graphic novel by Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson and features the voice of Patton Oswalt as an imaginary winged horse named Happy. The first season is set to finish up on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 10pm ET/PT.

Happy! is executive produced by Christopher Meloni, Grant Morrison (Batman, The Invisibles), Brian Taylor (Crank, Gamer), Neal Moritz, Pavun Shetty, Patrick Macmanus, and Toby Jaffe. Morrison and Taylor co-wrote the pilot, and Macmanus serves as the season one showrunner.

In addition to Christopher Meloni and Patton Oswalt, the cast includes Ritchie Coster, Lili Mirojnick, Bryce Lorenzo, Medina Senghore, Patrick Fischler, Quentin Morales, Katie Beth Hall, Joseph D. Reitman, Gus Halper, and Laura Poe.

Happy! struck a chord with our SYFY audience and disrupted the TV landscape with its unique storytelling and outrageous performances led by Christopher Meloni,” stated Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “If people thought this season was crazy – I can’t wait for fans to see what Grant Morrison, Brian Taylor and the entire cast and crew have in store for Sax and Happy!”

The Plot: Based on the New York Times best-selling author Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson’s graphic novel of the same name, Happy! follows Nick Sax (Christopher Meloni) – an intoxicated, corrupt ex-cop turned hit man – who is adrift in a world of casual murder, soulless sex and betrayal. After a hit gone wrong, his inebriated life is forever changed by a tiny, relentlessly positive, imaginary blue winged horse named Happy (Patton Oswalt).

In the must-see finale, Sax and Happy are locked in a climatic confrontation to rescue Hailey (Bryce Lorenzo) from Very Bad Santa’s (Joseph Reitman) lair, as Merry (Lili Mirojnick) sets out to save Amanda (Medina Senghore) from a far more powerful foe. The series also stars Ritchie Coster (Blue) and Patrick Fischler (Smoothie).