Christina Hendricks Joins Sundance's '80s Drama Hap and Leonard

The actress formerly known as Joan Holloway has found her next TV gig.

Mad Men vet Christina Hendricks has joined the cast of Sundance’s forthcoming Hap and Leonard, the network announced Wednesday.She’ll play Trudy, the ex-wife of Hap (played by The Following‘s James Purefoy.) Trudy resurfaces after two years with a proposition that Hap can’t refuse.

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The drama follows Hap, a plantation worker in 1980s Texas who did time in federal prison for dodging the Vietnam War draft. Hap’s best friend, an angry, openly gay Vietnam vet named Leonard, will be played by Michael Kenneth Williams (Boardwalk EmpireThe Wire).

Other previously announced cast members include Bill Sage (Boardwalk Empire) and Jimmi Simpsons (House of Cards).

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The series is based on Joe Lansdale’s series of novels about the two men. Season 1 will consist of six episodes, which are slated to air in early 2016.

Hendricks played office-manager-turned-partner Joan for Mad Men‘s entire seven-season run. She currently appears in Comedy Central’s Another Period.

Hendricks, Purefoy: Has Hap and Leonard‘s cast sucked you in yet? Sound off in the comments!

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5 Comments
  1. FtheFreys says:

    This show sounds promising.

  2. Joey Padron says:

    glad she found a new TV role after being replaced on the new Showtime show she was gonna do.

  3. Viv says:

    This does sound really promising…

  4. Dude says:

    Michael K Williams did play another awesome openly gay character…

  5. Mara says:

    The books by Joe Lansdale are terrific and this casting looks really good!