‘Happy!’ is an American fantasy black comedy crime television series that airs on the Syfy channel. Created by writer Grant Morrison and artist Darick Robertson, the show is based of a four-part comic book series of the same name, which is also the creation of Morrison and Robertson, and it follows an injured detective-turned-hitman who befriends the imaginary friend of his kidnapped daughter.
A relatively new show, Season 1 of ‘Happy!’, consisting of eight episodes, premiered on December 6, 2017 and ran up to January 31, 2018. Following its release, Season 1 of the show received great reviews and responses from television critics and audiences alike, prompting Syfy to renew the show without delay. Season 2, subsequently, premiered on March 27, 2019, and received even better reviews than Season 1. Now, fans of the show are wondering whether ‘Happy!’ will return with a third season. Here’s everything we know about it thus far.
Happy! Cast: Who’s in it?
Being an adaptation of a comic book series, ‘Happy!’ has a fairly long list of main cast members.
Leading the pack is Christopher Meloni in the role of Nick Sax, a detective-turned-hitman who is an alcoholic and never short on cynicism. Patton Oswalt, meanwhile, voices the titular character Happy, who is a goofy, blue, cartoonish winged unicorn.
Apart from the two protagonists of the show, Ritchie Coster plays wealthy crime boss Francisco “Mr. Blue” Scaramucci, who poses as a legitimate businessman with a wine importing business. Lili Mirojnick, meanwhile, slips into the shoes of Meredith “Merry” McCarthy, a veteran detective with a dark past. Medina Senghore plays the role of Nick’s ex-wife, Amanda Hansen, and Bryce Lorenzo plays Hailey Hansen, Amanda and Nick’s daughter. Further, Patrick Fischler plays Mr. Blue’s sociopathic enforcer Smoothie, while Joseph D. Reitman plays Very Bad Santa, a drug-addict psychopath who dresses up as Santa Claus to kidnap children. Finally, Christopher Fitzgerald stars as children’s entertainer Louis Sheinberg, thereby wrapping up the list of main cast members.
As far as recurring cast members are concerned, the show has several. Debi Mazar plays Mr. Blue’s sister and the mother of four Scaramucci brothers who Nick guns down. Michael Maize steps into the shoes of arms dealer Le Dic, while Dante Pereira-Olson plays Mr. Blue’s son Gerry Scaramucci. In Season 2, Ann-Margret Olsson joins the show as Bebe Debarge, as does former WWE superstar Big Show, who plays the role of Big Pink.