The series starred Altered Carbon's James Purefoy and The Wire's Michael K. Williams as the titular duo, childhood friends who are very different people but are bonded together through their shared history and love for each other. It was executive-produced by Nick Damici and Jim Mickle and based on a series of novels by Joe R. Lansdale.
The series received positive reviews and good ratings for the small SundanceTV network, but modest shows like Hap and Leonard have a very hard time finding an audience in the Peak TV era, with the number of scripted series on TV and streaming expected to rise to over 500 in 2018.
Executive producers Joe Lansdale, Jeremy Platt, Jim Mickle and John Wirth took to social media to mourn their show and thank fans for their support.
Hap and Leonard officially canceled. Sundance's highest rated show, 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Three Seasons wraps it up, dudes. It was an honor to have worked with the folks on the show, actors, crew, writers,... https://t.co/WJvpfDJEhl— Joe Lansdale (@joelansdale) May 15, 2018
#HapAndLeonard fans,— Jim Mickle (@Mickle_Jim) May 15, 2018
It's true. Our show has come to an end. Thank you thank you thank you for watching, re-watching, caring, engaging and calling for more. We loved every minute of making it, even when it drove us nuts. It means the world that you loved it too. /1
Seasons 1 and 2 of Hap and Leonard are available to stream on Netflix, while Season 3 is on AMC.com.