Syfy announced today that Happy! has been renewed for a second season. The new dramedy premiered late last year and has garnered fairly consistent viewership over the course of its eight-episode run. The good news comes just days before the season finale, which airs this Wednesday.
The series has been met with a warm reception from both viewers and critics, who have noted its accomplishments in translating the dark, gritty tone of the source material on which it is based.
Adapted from the graphic novel of the same name, Happy! stars Christopher Meloni as a corrupt ex-cop who now works as a hit man who spends his days intoxicated and adrift in a world of casual murder, meaningless sex, and betrayal. After a job goes awry, his life is forever altered by a small, relentlessly upbeat, imaginary blue winged horse, who is voiced by Patton Oswalt.