Chris Meloni Happy!

Chris Meloni to Star in Syfy's Happy! Graphic Novel Adaptation

Chris Meloni‘s next co-star: a blue-winged horse. (Seriously.)

The Law & Order: SVU vet will headline the Syfy drama pilot Happy!, based on Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson’s graphic novel of the same name, our sister site Deadline reports.

Meloni — who also serves as an executive producer on the project — will play Nick Sax, a former detective who lost it all and now makes just enough money to support a steady diet of booze, drugs and sarcasm as a hired killer for the mob. After one hit goes wrong, his life is forever changed by a tiny, relentlessly positive, imaginary blue-winged horse.

Morrison and Brian Taylor (Jonah Hex, Crank) will pen the pilot, which Taylor will also direct.

Meloni currently stars on WGN’s Underground and will return for Season 2 of Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer.

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  1. James says:

    And the theme song will go a little something like this:

    “Happy (Shalalala)! It’s so nice to be happy (Shalalala)! Everybody should be happy (shalala)…”

  2. thisismenow says:

    Honestly, he could stare at the camera for 30 minutes and do nothing and I’d still watch it. He’s the definition of perfection. :)

  3. N!loofar says:

    he’ll always be the romantic sociopath Chris Keller to me, not denying his amazing comedy & drama roles but that one is special.

  4. Paula says:

    Huge fan of Chris Meloni and this Syfy series sounds appropriately quirky to entice him. That’s a compliment!

  5. Pat says:

    Chris Meloni is beyond hot!!

  6. Collette says:

    I stopped watching L&O SVU because I shouldn’t stand him. There’s something malefic about him. He’s like Scott Patterson’s evil brother.