With only a week to go before SYFY unleashes the second season of Happy! upon a so-not-ready world beginning Wednesday, March 27, fans of the mayhem that Nick Sax (Christopher Meloni) and his not-so-imaginary friend Happy (Patton Oswalt) inflict oh-so-well are getting a special treat: a peek behind the curtain to see all of the hard work that goes into all of the upcoming season's shenanigans.
Go behind the scenes with Meloni, Oswalt, and the creators of Happy! as they breakdown all the steps it takes to get things from script-to-screen:
Written and executive produced by Brian Taylor and comic book writer Grant Morrison, SYFY's series is based on Morrison and Darick Robertson's comic book series, starring Meloni, Oswalt, Christopher Fitzgerald, Patrick Fischler, Ritchie Coster, Lili Mirojnick, Medina Senghore, and Bryce Lorenzo. Both Lorenzo and Fitzgerald were promoted to series regulars with the second season. Neal Moritz, Pavun Shetty, and Toby Jaffe of Original Film, Meloni and showrunner Patrick Macmanus will also executive produce; and the series hails from Universal Cable Productions (UCP).
"Happy!" is based on New York Times best-selling author Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson's graphic novel of the same name. The series follows Nick Sax (Christopher Meloni, "Law & Order: SVU") – 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).
Season 2 begins with Easter on the horizon –a season of hideous pastels, dye-stained fingertips and a general "who really gives a f***" attitude. A newly sober-ish Sax finds himself struggling with the demands of family and fatherhood. He has sworn to do right by his ex-wife, Amanda, and his daughter, Hailey, which means no booze, sex, drugs or killing. Happy, meanwhile, is resigned to keeping his partner on the straight and narrow while coping with the fact that a maturing Hailey can no longer see him. Sax's fresh start will be tested by a familiar enemy: Sonny Shine, who is on a mission to Make Easter Great Again (MEGA) with the help of his demented Easter Bunny henchman.
"Happy!" is produced by UCP (Universal Content Productions). Executive producers include Morrison ("Batman," "The Invisibles"), Brian Taylor ("Crank," "Gamer"), Neal Moritz, Pavun Shetty and Toby Jaffe of Original Film ("The Fast and the Furious" franchise), Meloni and showrunner Patrick Macmanus.
Hollywood stage and screen legend Ann-Margret joins the cast this season as former siren of stage and screen Bebe Debarge.
Paul "The Big Show" Wight plays Mr. Blue's (Coster) cellmate Big Pink – and one of his very first scenes has him pants down on a prison toilet. Now about that "office romance"…
Curtis Armstrong's Dayglo Doug is a clown / child host who finds himself performing at a retirement home… for nazis.
Our friends at TVLine had the exclusive first-look at the character 'Weird Al' Yankovic will voice during the upcoming season: Smoking Man Baby. Toxic masculinity in a diaper, Smoking Man Baby is a jealous, volatile baby blowhard with full tats and a cigarette always dangling from his mouth.
SYFY's Happy! is set to return on Wednesday, March 27. at 10 p.m. ET / 9 p.m. CT