'Happy!' Trailer Released By SyFy

SyFy has released the first official trailer for what may be its strangest original series yet.

Happy! is based on the Image Comics graphic novel by Grant Morrison (All-Star Superman, Batman & Robin) and Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan, The Boys) and stars Christopher Meloni as Nick Sax, a down on his luck ex-cop turned hitman who should be dead.

Instead, Sax survives his brush with death and makes a new friend. Specifically, an imaginary friend named Happy. Nick is enlisted by Happy to save the young girl who imagined him from a killer disguised as Santa Claus.

Meloni, who is best known for his role as Detective Elliot Stabler on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, has also appeared in comedies like the Harold & Kumar movies, and he admits that it can be fun to lose himself in an over the top role like Nick 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,” Meloni told ComicBook.com previously. “The fantasy aspect, the really very few rules aspect, that’s really freeing.”

Happy! will debut on SyFy on November 29th at 10 p.m. ET.