Syfy to air adaptation of Grant Morrison's comic about a hitman and a blue unicorn
The Syfy (formerly Scifi) channel will be airing Happy! beginning Dec. 6. The show will be adapting Grant Morrison's 2012 comic of the same name, and will feature Patton Oswalt as the voice of the titular role, a possibly real, possibly imaginary (comic readers familiar with Morrison's work will note these are not entirely contradictory descriptors for him) flying blue unicorn who can only be seen by a washed up hitman. A short teaser trailer, giving a small glimpse of Happy, has been made available.
This will, somewhat surprisingly, be the first adaptation to film for a Morrison comic, who is credited as an executive producer for the show. Furries may be best familiar with Morrison for the comic miniseries We3, which featured a trio of lost pets (a cat, a dog, and a rabbit) searching for a way home, with the twist that they have been turned into killing machines by the U.S. military.
Oswalt is a popular comedian who voiced Remy the rat in the Oscar winning Pixar movie Ratatouille. More recently, he played the "Mad" Max (a.k.a. TV's son of TV's Frank) on the recent Netflic "restoration" of cult show Mystery Science Theater 3000.
The character of Happy was originally drawn by Darick Robertson.
The story, in addition to being about both crime and unicorns, is also set around Christmas, hence the end of year air date.