Years after RZA’s plans to direct a produce a film adaptation of Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson’s Happy! never materialized, the SyFy network greenlit a pilot based on the property for a limited series. Now, actress Lili Mirojnick has joined the cast in the series regular role of Detective Meredith McCarthy.
Mirojnick will star opposite Man of Steel‘s Christopher Meloni, who will play the lead role of Nick Sax. Deadline describes the role as follows:
Mirojnick will play Det. Meredith McCarthy, a tough homicide detective in a man’s world. She’s a good cop who’s had to swallow her pride and give up her ideals to save her job and protect her elderly mother. Will the secrets of her past bring damnation – or redemption?
Lili Mirojnick has previously appeared in films including Cloverfield and Friends With Benefits in addition to appearances in television shows such as Grimm, Hawaii Five-O and Grey’s Anatomy.
A synopsis of the graphic novel reads:
Meet Nick Sax, a corrupt, intoxicated ex-cop turned hit-man, adrift in a stinking twilight world of casual murder, soulless sex, eczema, and betrayal. With a hit gone wrong, a bullet in his side, the cops and the mob on his tail, and a monstrous child killer in a Santa suit on the loose, Nick and his world will be changed forever this Christmas — by a tiny blue horse called Happy!
The pilot will be directed by Brian Taylor, who will also serve as a writer and executive producer on the series alongside Grant Morrison.