The adaptation of Gran Morrison and Darick Robertson’s Happy took a big step towards actually coming to TV. It picked up a star for the main character.
Cheap copies of the first issue of Happy are still out there.
SyFy’s “Happy,” an adaptation of Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson’s graphic novel, just found its star. According to Deadline, “Law & Order: SVU” alum Chris Meloni will play Nick Sax, a detective turned hired killer.
According to the character’s official description, Sax was “once a rock star detective for a major metropolitan police force… Nick lost it all. Now he’s a broken, down-and-out hired killer that makes just enough money to support a steady diet of booze, drugs and sarcasm by carrying out hits for the mob.”
In addition to his starring role, Meloni will executive produce the pilot. Morrison and Brian Taylor will write as well as executive produce alongside Meloni. Taylor is also on board to direct.