Syfy is delving into the comic book side of things with a pilot now ordered through Universal Cable Productions with Happy!. The original property is a four-issue comic book series from writer Grant Morrison and artist Darick Robertson. The pilot has set Christopher Meloni as the lead for it.
The script for the pilot comes from Grant Morrison and Brian Taylor (Crank, Gamer) and also executive produce. Neal Moritz, Pavun Shetty and Toby Jaffe of Original Film, Meloni and showrunner Patrick Macmanus will also executive produce. Taylor directed the pilot.
Plot concept: Meet Nick Sax, a corrupt, intoxicated ex-cop turned hit-man, adrift in a stinking twilight world of casual murder, soulless sex, eczema, and betrayal. With a hit gone wrong, a bullet in his side, the cops and the mob on his tail, and a monstrous child killer in a Santa suit on the loose, Nick and his world will be changed forever this Christmas — by a tiny blue horse called Happy!