“Mad Men” star Christina Hendricks has joined the cast of SundanceTV’s “Hap and Leonard,” the network announced Wednesday.
James Purefoy, Michael K. Williams, Bill Sage and Jimmi Simpson were previously cast on the drama set in East Texas in the 1980s. Purefoy plays Hap Collins, a white working-class laborer who spent time in federal prison for refusing to be drafted into the military and serve in the Vietnam War, while Williams is Leonard, an openly gay, black Vietnam vet with anger issues.
The show chronicles the two friends as they struggle through misadventure in a bid to stay on the right side of the law. Hendricks will play Hap’s ex-wife, who shows up again after a two year absence.
“Hap and Leonard” has been picked up for a six-episode run to air on SundanceTV in 2016.
Hendricks received five Emmy nominations for her long-running role as Joan Harris on AMC’s “Mad Men.” She also starred in Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut “Lost River.” She is represented by LINK Management and ICM Partners.