With production currently underway on season 2 of Syfy‘s series adaptation of writer Grant Morrison and artist Darick Robertson‘s comic book limited series Happy!, the network has tapped Hollywood stage and screen legend Ann-Margret to join the cast in a recurring role. First season castmembers Bryce Lorenzo (Hailey Hansen) and Christopher Fitzgerald (Sonny Shine) are set reprise their roles on the dark comedy series.
Ann-Margret’s (Ray Donovan, Bye Bye Birdie) role is one she may have some familiarity with: former siren of stage and screen Bebe Debarge. Lorenzo’s (Orange is the New Black, Nicole & OJ) Hailey is forced to deal with a threat that hits a little too close to home; while Fitzgerald’s (Godless, Broadway’s Waitress) Sonny continues his dark descent.
Fitzgerald took to Twitter soon after the announcement to tease some Sonny Shine/Bebe Debarge “interactions”:
— Christopher Fitzgerald (@kifferfitz) October 1, 2018
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).
Syfy’s adaptation of Happy! stars Christopher Meloni as Nicholas “Nick” Sax; Patton Oswalt as the voice of Happy; Ritchie Coster as Francisco Scaramucci; Lili Mirojnick as Det. Meredith “Merry” McCarthy; Medina Senghore as Amanda Hansen; Bryce Lorenzo as Hailey Hansen; Patrick Fischler as Smoothie; Debi Mazaras Isabella Scaramucci; and Christopher Fitzgerald as Louis “Sonny Shine” Sheinberg.
If you plan on attending New York Comic Con (NYCC) this Saturday, October 6, you can find out even more about the upcoming sophomore season when Happy! sets up shop at the convention for a panel and Q&A session. Running from 12 – 1 p.m. ET, panelists include: Christopher Meloni, Ritchie Coster, Patrick Fischler, Chris Fitzgerald, Lili Mirojnick, Medina Senghore, Patrick MacManus, Grant Morrison, and Brian Taylor.