Syfy had a solid breakout hit with the Universal Cable Productions series Happy! in 2018 but the second season cratered pretty hard in the ratings. As much as I liked the first season, I didn’t come back for the second as it just felt like “too much” to really stomach more of. The series has, however, done well in streaming on Netflix so UCP is looking to see if they can find a home for it elsewhere. This isn’t the first time it’s happened with a Syfy series and it really does make you wonder the mixed feelings of a production when the network picks you up.
The original property is a four-issue comic book series from writer Grant Morrison and artist Darick Robertson.
Neal Moritz, Pavun Shetty and Toby Jaffe of Original Film, Meloni and showrunner Patrick Macmanus will also executive produce.
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!