Joseph Reitman (Money Monster) is set to play the “crazy and delusional” main villain in Season 1 of Syfy’s upcoming series Happy! The Universal Cable Productions drama, based on Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson’s graphic novel, will premiere in 2018.

It stars Christopher Meloni as Nick Sax, an intoxicated, corrupt ex-cop-turned-hitman adrift in a world of casual murder, soulless sex and betrayal. After a hit gone wrong, his inebriated life is changed forever by a tiny, relentlessly positive, imaginary, blue winged horse named Happy (voiced by Bobby Moynihan).

Brian Taylor directed the pilot, which he co-wrote with Morrison. Taylor and Morrison also executive produce along with Neal Moritz, Pavun Shetty and Toby Jaffe of Original Film, Meloni and showrunner Patrick Macmanus.

Reitman, who soon will be seen opposite Nicolas Cage in the film Mom and Dad, is repped by Mills Kaplan Entertainment and BRS Gage.