‘Happy!’ Season 2: Get to Know Big Pink, Dayglo Doug, and Bebe Debarge! [PREVIEW]

With two weeks to go before SYFY unleashes Happy! season 2 upon a not-ready world on Wednesday, March 27, Nick Sax (Christopher Meloni) fanatics are getting a chance to hear from some of the “newbies” boarding this season’s twisted little Easter train: Ann-Margret (Tommy, Bye Bye Birdie), Paul “The Big Show” Wight, and Curtis Armstrong (Moonlighting, Revenge of the Nerds).

After everything that happened during its freshman run, Sax is trying to go the straight(ish)-and-narrow(ish). Keeping harmful stuff away from his stomach, veins, lungs. Learning to turn the other cheek. Being a better father… ex-husband… friend. Keeping the body count low. In fact, with Happy (Patton Oswalt) by his side…

*sigh* This is Nick Sax, people.

Things never go this easy for him… not for long… not when Life has a nasty little habit of complicating things for him at the worst times.

That “Life” that’s “complicating” things for Sax and his struggle to be a better man? It comes in the form of more-than-dangerous-than-ever kiddie show host/twisted human traffiker Sonny Shine (Christopher Fitzgerald) and his efforts to… “Make Easter Great Again!”

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, 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).

Hollywood stage and screen legend Margret joins the cast this season as former siren of stage and screen Bebe Debarge.

The Big Show 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”…

Armstrong’s Dayglo Doug is a clown / child host who finds himself performing at a retirement home… for nazis.

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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

About Ray Flook

Proudly serving as TV Editor, Ray started with Bleeding Cool in 2013 as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought aboard as staff in 2017. Counting John Cusack as his pop culture "spirit animal," his "word fu" stays strong as he continues trying really hard to be the sheppard...

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