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So when Hap's ex Trudy (Christina Hendricks) saunters back into the skeet-shooting picture with a quick-rich scheme involving $1 million buried at the bottom of a river, the pair decide to try their hand at private investigating — and soon find themselves in a mess of cops, gators, neon-clad killers and a band of backwoods revolutionaries.Rarely, if ever, has a show been set in East Texas.
But she was somebody that he did profoundly love and was deeply in love with, so with her gone, he has now really only got Leonard."The writing definitely attracted me to the piece," he says. Like, ' Who would they get to play these fucking people?'" – they had known each other going back decades," he says.Lansdale, the small-screen series is set in 1980s Texas. oe Lansdale will bust that ass," says Michael K Williams, his face turning serious. "On set, we'd just ask him how to do the right moves." It's mid-morning in Sundance TV's sleek wood-and-glass offices in Manhattan, and Williams and Purefoy — stars of the new southern noir series based on Lansdale's novels and premiering tonight on the cable channel — are describing the three months they spent shooting down south with the 64-year-old East Texas author. "Copperhead snakes, spiders, gators," Purefoy finishes. "One guy got bit by a brown recluse and ended up with a hole the size of a golf ball in his shoulder." Williams shakes his head: "Joe will fuck you up."Lansdale's novels are raw, outlandish, and always centered in rural East Texas — and the cult writer's first novel about a happenstance crime-fighting duo: straight white ex-hippie Hap Collins (Purefoy) and gay black conservative/Vietnam vet Leonard Pine (Williams)."So, it's really not very long in terms of a time jump.
So, he is in mourning, really, at that stage, but, also, there is a sense that this chapter of his life has finally come to an end.
In over 40 genre-bending novels that run the gamut from horror to western – pumping out one or two a year – he has used the piney woods as a backdrop to explore small-town people in outlandish situations: a unique talent adapted twice for film in 2002's 's writer-director Jim Mickle, who also helmed the latter Texas noir starring Michael C. "Joe has a great way of capturing stuff that doesn't fit neatly into any box or specific genre." Mickle wasn't looking to adapt another piece by Lansdale, but then Sundance TV came calling with the opportunity to do a show.
"We were talking about doing a smart, slightly off-center genre series," he says, "and it just so happened that Hap and Leonard came up.
(And technically, neither is this one – they shot it in nearby Baton Rouge.) A region of dense pine forests, humid swamps, and bible-belt dry counties, the Pine Curtain is a completely different world from Hollywood's typical depictions of the Lone Star state – more Yoknapatawpha County than Cormac Mc Carthy.
This is where the South meets the West, a unique gumbo of Stetson-wearing independence and cotton-plantation slave legacy, and nobody nails this culture like Lansdale, the son of a Nacogdoches auto mechanic.
Purefoy captures both halves of Edward’s reputation in an unforgettable sequence that finds the royal attempting to joust under a pseudonym; when his cover’s blown, he grows ever more frustrated at his opponents for letting him win. In a breakout movie role, Purefoy stars as a straight Irishman who explores his sexuality after a new friendship with openly gay Leo (Kevin Mc Kidd) escalates into something more than bromance.