‘Hap and Leonard’ back in action this week
The film crews are back this week to continue work in Cedartown on season 3 of “Hap and Leonard,” and intermittent interruptions are expected on Main Street and West John Hand Road.
On Tuesday after press time, the production returns to work on Main Street at the Moore’s Soda Fountain now called Maude’s Diner in the fictional town of Grovetown, Texas.
Intermittent detours between East Avenue and East Ware Street are expected between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. Tuesday, and again today between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Also today, one lane will be closed on Lakeview Drive starting near West John Hand Road approximately 9 a.m. and 10 p.m.
Crews said they plan to ensure that all driveways will remain unobstructed and disruptions will be held to a minimum.
Because the story takes place during the holidays in 1989, “Hap and Leonard” will take over parking spaces on Main Street on Tuesday. Additionally, they have signs for alternative parking for residents and businesses.
Cedartown hosted “Hap and Leonard” production crews were in Cedartown at the end of the last week of September for their opening round of production. Their permit to film is through Nov. 30, and they are expected to return ahead of the holiday season again.
The anthology series, based on the celebrated book series of the same name by famed author Joe R. Lansdale follows two lifelong best friends, Hap Collins (James Purefoy “The Following,” “Rome”), an East Texas white boy with a weakness for Southern women, and Leonard Pine (Michael K. Williams “The Night Of,” “The Wire,” 12 Years a Slave), a gay, black Vietnam vet with a hot temper. Tiffany Mack (Wicked Love, “Timeless,” “iZombie”) who stars as Florida Grange, Leonard’s lawyer and the object of Hap’s deep admiration, and Cranston Johnson (“Atlanta,” Find a Way) who plays Detective Hanson, return as series regulars.
Those interested in taking part as extras in the show can call 305-951-8291, and ask for Heather.