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Michael Kenneth Williams Cast as Lead in Two Cable Series

“The Wire” and “Boardwalk Empire” star Michael K Williams has been cast as a lead in Sundance TV’s “Hap and Leonard,” and IFC’s “The Spoils Before Dying”.

Details of the shows below.
Sundance TV's Hap and Leonard:
- Based on Joe Lansdale's novels and short stories, the program has been picked up for six one-hour episodes and is to premiere in early 2016.
- "By turns funny and shocking, Hap and Leonard provides an unpredictable and side-eyed look into race, class and friendship," the cable television network said in a news release.
- Williams will play Leonard Pine, an openly gay Vietnam vet with anger issues. His best friend is Hap Collins, a white, working-class laborer who spent time in federal prison as a young man for refusing to be drafted into the military and serve in the Vietnam War, a synopsis said.

IFC's The Spoils Before Dying:
- From the makers of The Spoils of Babylon, the six-part comedic miniseries The Spoils Before Dying will be coming to screens for the first time this summer.
- Will Ferrell will reprise his role as Jonrosh, the booze-soaked author turned director who opens and closes each riveting episode.
- A pianist Rock Banyon (Michael K Williams) becomes the prime suspect when his lead singer and occasional lover is found violently murdered in a car with another man. Determined to prove his innocence, Rock goes on an elusive quest for the truth that takes him into an abyss of sex, murder, love, betrayal, and of course, jazz.

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Tags: boardwalk empire (hbo), casting / auditions, television

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