No, it's not all in your head and you're not imagining things. Happy! has been renewed for a second season on SYFY. Happy will almost certainly be, well, pretty happy about it.
The story of Nick Sax (Christopher Meloni), an extremely jaded ex-cop turned hitman who teams up with an imaginary flying blue horse named Happy (Patton Oswalt) to do some good in the world is as weird as they come. However, the show's commitment to its gonzo premise and pitch black humor have earned it favorable reviews, with a 76 percent currently on Rotten Tomatoes for the first season. The New York Times Syndicate called Happy! “one of the craziest, most utterly off-the-wall TV series ever produced."
In the Season 1 finale, "I Am The Future" (airing Wednesday), Nick and Happy will save Hailey (revealed to be Nick's daughter) from the sadistic Santa, which will wrap up Nick's redemption arc. By the time Season 2 rolls around, he'll be a full-fledged hero, ready to solve crimes with his imaginary buddy.
“HAPPY! struck a chord with our SYFY audience and disrupted the TV landscape with its unique storytelling and outrageous performances led by Christopher Meloni,” said Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, in a statement. “If people thought this season was crazy – I can’t wait for fans to see what Grant Morrison, Brian Taylor and the entire cast and crew have in store for Sax and Happy!”
At New York Comic Con, producers Patrick MacManus and Brian Taylor revealed that rather than stick to the self-contained story within the original graphic novel by and Grant Morrison Darick Robertson, they would leave things open-ended should they be renewed for more seasons.