Happy! cancelled after Season 2
James R | On 08, Jun 2019
Happy! has been cancelled after its second season.
The show, which is produced by Universal Content Productions, airs on Syfy in the USA, and premieres in the UK on Netflix. Within weeks of Season 2 arriving on British screens, though, Syfy has decided not to renew the programme for a further run.
The show, based on the Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson graphic novel follows a boozy ex-cop turned hit man, Nick Sac, who thinks he’s losing his marbles when a cartoon unicorn (named Happy) only he can see urges him to rescue a girl kidnapped by Santa.
Christopher Meloni and Patton Oswalt starred in the show, which THR reports has a lot of support in-house at Universal, but the show’s ratings led NBC to make “a tough decision”. Sources told the publication that Happy! is the streaming service’s top performing second-window drama, out of You, with its key male demographic and teens.
Whether Netflix will step in to bring the show in-house, however, is anybody’s guess, although Universal will reportedly shop the programme around. The decision from Syfy follows other cancellations by the channel, including Nightflyers, Channel Zero and Killjoys, which airs its final season in the US this summer.