'Happy Town': Preview of Series Premiere 'In This Home on Ice'
'Happy Town': Preview of Series Premiere 'In This Home on Ice'
Glenn Diaz
Glenn Diaz
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
It may not be this decade's Twin Peaks after all, but those who enjoyed the short but exciting run of Harper's Island are in for a treat tonight with the premiere of Happy Town.

Is 'Happy Town' This Decade's 'Twin Peaks'?

On the premiere episode "In This Home on Ice" we are introduced to Haplin, Minnesota - fondly referred to as "Happy Town" by locals - at a time when a terrible crime is bringing back memories of the infamous "Magic Man." This, after the idyllic town finds an uneasy peace for the past five years. Promo after the jump:

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Of course, "Magic Man" has returned - and along with him/her/it, the secrets and personalities of Haplin's very own prominent citizens come under scrutiny. We are introduced to Henley (Lauren German), a newcomer to Haplin, who decided to take up residence there. Her arrival comes with news of a gruesome murder at the local pond.

Soon, we start to hear of tales about an unknown evil force known simply as the "Magic Man," responsible for a spate of abductions of Haplin residents in the not-so-distant past. Called on the scene is Tommy (Geoff Stults), a small town deputy and son of the long-time popular sheriff.

We are also introduced to the Haplin founding family, who run the local bread factory, the town's largest employer, mysterious matriarch Peggy and quick-tempered son John, whose daughter was one of the Magic Man's many victims. There are more characters on Happy Town, which suggest this can very well follow the Harpers Island-type of plot.

Catch the series premiere of Happy Town tonight 10pm on ABC.

(Image courtesy of ABC)

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