Pretty sure there are a whole lot of fans hoping that the second season finale title “Resurrection” is a sign of what will be the eventual fate for the Christopher Meloni-Patton Oswalt-starring series Happy! now that the series will not (at least for now) be returning for a third season.
While ratings for the show’s second season saw a sharp decline in Live viewing numbers, Happy! has been doing very well when it comes to secondary viewing on Netflix – where it is said to be the streamer’s top performing second window drama in key male demos and teens (along with You). Series producer UCP is shopping the show to other services, with Netflix being a natural fit for it.
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.
Written and executive produced by Brian Taylor and comic book writer Grant Morrison, the SYFY series was based on Morrison and Darick Robertson‘s comic book series, and starred Christopher Meloni, Patton Oswalt, Christopher Fitzgerald, Patrick Fischler, Lili Mirojnick, Bryce Lorenzo, Medina Senghore, and Ritchie Coster – with Curtis Armstrong, Paul “The Big Show” Wight, and Ann-Margret joining the cast this season. Both Lorenzo and Fitzgerald were promoted to series regulars with the second season.
‘Weird Al’ Yankovic voiced 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.
Neal Moritz, Pavun Shetty, and Toby Jaffe of Original Film, Meloni and showrunner Patrick Macmanus also executive produce; and the series hails from Universal Cable Productions (UCP).