'Hap and Leonard' to Return for Third Season on Sundance

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James Purefoy as Hap Collins, Michael K Williams as Leonard Pine

MSundanceTV says it has renewed its series Hap and Leonard for a six-episode, third season to air in 2018.

Set in the late 1980s, the show is based on the books by Joe R. Lansdale. It stars Michael K. Williams and James Purefoy as lifelong friends who can't stay out of trouble.

'Hap and Leonard' Returns With Mucho Mayhem in Season 2 (VIDEO)

'Hap and Leonard' Returns With Mucho Mayhem in Season 2 (VIDEO)

'Last season was action-packed and big. This one is slow and murky,' says star Michael K. Williams.

"At once darkly funny and socially relevant, there's no other series like the Southern-noir, Hap and Leonard, and we couldn't be prouder that it will continue for another season on SundanceTV," Jan Diedrichsen, general manager of SundanceTV and Sundance Now, said in a statement Monday. "James and Michael bring new depth and dimension to the buddy-action genre, and Joe Lansdale's brilliant work continues to be in excellent hands with John Wirth and company."

"We're beyond psyched to bring the boys back for a third helping of mayhem. It's a show that doesn't fold up neatly into one defined box and that's what makes it special, so thanks to SundanceTV for believing in it and championing it from Day 1," added Jim Mickle, executive producer for Hap and Leonard. "We also owe a big thank you to the fans for the phenomenal response so far."

By Karen Butler

Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.