'Mad Men' Star Christina Hendricks Lands New TV Gig

by Meredith B. Kile 11:03 PM PDT, July 15, 2015
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Now that Sterling Cooper & Partners is no more, Mad Men star Christina Hendricks has found a new place of employment. The actress will join The Wire star Michael K. Williams and The Following’s James Purefoy in SundanceTV’s Hap and Leonard.

The show tells the story of a white draft-dodger named Hap (Purefoy) who befriends Leonard, an openly gay black Vietnam vet (Williams), in 1980s East Texas as the two "struggle through misadventure in a bid to stay on the right side of the law." Hendricks will star as Hap’s ex-wife, Trudy, who returns to her ex-husband's life with an offer he can’t refuse.

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Hendricks was nominated for five Supporting Actress Emmys for her portrayal of Mad Men's Joan Holloway. She has since appeared in Comedy Central’s Another Period and in the Charlize Theron feature Dark Places.

Hap and Leonard will air on SundanceTV in early 2016.

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