Joe R. Lansdale’s two most famous characters are back in a second outrageous adventure - Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo.
The second season of the buddy crime series, which stars James Purefoy and Michael Kenneth Williams, gets its network premiere on AMC this month. Here is everything you need to know about the show's return...
When is Hap and Leonard back?
Hap and Leonard season 2 premieres on Wednesday, May 30th at 9pm on AMC – the drama channel, exclusive to BT customers.
How to watch Hap and Leonard
New episodes air every Wednesday at 9pm on AMC - BT TV channel 332/381 HD.
BT Sport pack customers can watch on Sky Guide channel 192.
BT TV customers can catch up on episodes you miss on the BT Player and free BT TV app.
Missed an episode?
BT TV customers can catch up on any episode they miss on the BT Player and free BT TV App.
Press the BT Player button on your remote and scroll across to Entertainment or search for ‘Hap and Leonard’. Episodes are still available for 30 days after they air.
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What is AMC?
AMC is the drama channel, which created game-changing drama series such as Breaking Bad and Mad Men.
What is the story in season 2?
In Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo, Hap and Leonard find themselves in mucho trouble as they unravel a murder mystery with more twists and turns than an East Texas highway. The story begins with a skeleton, Trudy’s missing ashes, a pissing match with a neighbourhood drug dealer and a piece of MeMaw’s fresh baked pie. When Leonard is arrested for a murder he didn’t commit, Hap and attorney Florida Grange must work to clear his name. The only things standing in their way are Hap’s unquenchable thirst for Florida, a serial killer, bad mojo and themselves.
Meet the characters
Hap Collins (James Purefoy)
Hap is a man looking for truth, justice, the American way, and just a little love to go with it. He isn’t having any luck. Somehow middle age has snuck up on him and he doesn’t have much to show for it. Good looks and East Texas charm don’t pay the bills. A working class, liberal romantic, Hap has one foot in the past and the other trying to find traction in a world he doesn’t much understand.
He’s old school but graduation was a long time ago. Hap may not be the slickest cowboy around, but it’s his sense of right and wrong and his black hat / white hat belief system that keeps him kicking for the underdog. Hell, he’s an underdog himself. With his dry cowboy humour and his bulldog tenacity, Hap fights a never-ending battle against injustice.
Leonard Pine (Michael Kenneth Williams)
Leonard Pine is a walking, sass-talking contradiction. He’s a black Republican who happens to be gay. He’s a man who wouldn’t join any club that would have him as a member. Violence is always an option when Leonard’s around. Fast to anger and ready to back it up, he isn’t a man to take lightly or get on the wrong side of. He’s a black East Texas cowboy with an attitude – a bad one. He won’t just beat you up, he’ll piss on you when he’s done.
Florida Grange (Tiffany Mack)
Florida Grange is a smoking-sexy Southern girl with more brains than most men put together. Her poor background and the fact the she’s a black woman in 1988 Texas didn’t stop her from getting through law school and starting a successful law practice. Spirited and independent, Florida knows men judge her by her looks – and she isn’t afraid to use that, if it helps her get what she wants. She’s a realist and a survivor in a world where the cards are stacked against her.
Detective Marvin Hanson (Cranston Johnson)
Detective Marvin Hanson is a good-looking, smart cop who despite being black has climbed the ranks in a Southern police force. He’s quietly ambitious and eager to get ahead. Hard-nosed and suspicious of everyone until they prove him wrong, he keeps his cards close to his vest and always has one eye on the politics of his position
Meet the cast
James Purefoy is best known for playing Joe Carroll on Fox’s The Following and Mark Antony in the award-winning HBO series Rome. He also starred in the Netflix series Altered Carbon, opposite Joel Kinnaman.
His most prominent film roles include Spence in Resident Evil, Rawdon Crawley in Mira Nair’s Vanity Fair, opposite Reese Witherspoon, and the Black Prince in A Knight’s Tale, alongside Heath Ledger.
Purefoy hails from Taunton, England.
Michael Kenneth Williams
Michael Kenneth Williams is one of this generation’s most respected and acclaimed actors. By bringing complicated and charismatic characters to life – often with surprising tenderness – Williams has established himself as a gifted and versatile performer with a unique ability to mesmerise audiences.
Williams is best known for his remarkable work on The Wire which ran for five seasons on HBO. The wit and humour that Williams brought to Omar – the whistlehappy, profanity-averse, drug dealer-robbing stickup man – earned him high praise and made Omar one of television’s most memorable characters.
Williams co-starred in HBO’s critically acclaimed series Boardwalk Empire which premiered in 2010. In the Martin Scorsese- and Terence Winter-produced show, Williams played Chalky White, a 1920s bootlegger and impeccably suited veritable mayor of Atlantic City’s African-American community. In 2012, Boardwalk Empire won a Screen Actors Guild Award® for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.
Tiffany Mack has appeared on NBC’s Timeless and The CW’s iZombie. She will soon be seen in the independent feature Wicked Love, directed by Conor Allyn. Mack is a 2015 graduate of the Yale School of Drama’s M.F.A. Program. She resides in Los Angeles.
Cranston Johnson burst into acting for numerous independent film and television projects after training in method acting. His first SAG role came when cast as Shawn Griffin in the Jerry Rees-directed film Susie’s Hope as well as the Tyler Perry-directed film The Single Moms Club starring Nia Long, Tyler Perry, Wendy McLendon-Covey and Amy Smart. Johnson’s television credits include a recurring role on the critically acclaimed comedy Atlanta starring Donald Glover. He has also had appearances on Secrets and Lies, Constantine, Game of Silence, Survivor’s Remorse and Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell – all in a two-year span.
The cast also includes Brian Dennehy as Sheriff Valentine Otis, Irma P Hall as MeMaw, Dohn Norwood as Reverend James Fitzgerald, John ‘Spud’ McConnell as Judge Beau Otis and Kelvin Brown as TJ.
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