SYFY has revealed the premiere date for Happy!, the upcoming TV series based on a comic book by Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson.
The show, which stars Christopher Meloni as Nick Sax, will premiere on Wednesday, November 29th at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SYFY.
In the new SYFY series, which adapts the comic book miniseries by the same name, Sax is a corrupt and alcoholic ex-cop 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.”
Happy will be voiced by Patton Oswalt in the series; originally the role had gone to Saturday Night Live veteran Bobby Moynihan, and it is not yet clear whether the pilot will feature Moynihan's voice or Oswalt's.
Meloni, who also appeared in the larger-than-life Harold and Kumar comedies, admitted that it's fun to sometimes take on a truly absurd role, whether it be somebody as addled as Gene or somebody as over-the-top as Sax.
“Yeah, you get to open up a lot of valves that just having to operate in polite society get closed down, and if you’re doing drama, you’re tackling the material from a different angle. The fantasy aspect, the really very few rules aspect, that’s really freeing,” Meloni told ComicBook.com.
The series is expected to debut on SYFY in the fall. Executive producers Brian Taylor (Crank, Gamer) and Grant Morrison co-wrote the screenplay for the pilot and Patrick MacManus will serve as showrunner.
TVLine first reported the premiere date. Syfy's Wynonna Earp, another comics adaptation based on the long-running creator-owned series by Beau Smith, has its season finale tonight at 10 p.m. ET/PT on the network.