Syfy has cast Underground, Law & Order: SVU and True Blood star Chris Meloni as the lead in the pilot for Happy! based on the 2012-2013 comic book series by Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson.
Meloni will play Nick Sax, a rock star detective for a major metropolitan police force who lost it all. Now an alcoholic, he scratches out a living as a hired killer. But then his life is changed when he meets a new friend – who just happens to be a tiny, irritatingly upbeat, relentlessly positive, imaginary blue-winged horse. It’s like “the crap Punisher meets My Little Pony”.
Grant Morrison and Brian Taylor (co-writer/director with Mark Neveldine on Crank and Gamer and co-director Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance) will write and executive produce with Taylor also directing (expect lots of frenetic camerawork, then).