Better Call Saul could also be ending, however Bob Odenkirk is staying put at AMC.
AMC Networks in the present day that it had put the quick observe on a brand new sequence known as Straight Man, with companions Sony Pictures’ Television TriStar TV and Gran Via. Aaron Zelman and Paul Lieberstein.
Zelman and Lieberstein are adapting the challenge from the novel of the identical identify by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Richard Russo, would function co-showrunners.
Straight Man could be Odenkirk’s third sequence on AMC, following Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. Zelman, Lieberstein, Odenkirk, Peter Farrelly, who’s on board to direct, Richard Russo, Naomi Odenkirk, and Marc Provissiero are govt producers.
“Straight Man is a mid-life crisis tale set at Railton College, told in the first person by William Henry Devereaux, Jr. (Odenkirk), the unlikely chairman of the English department in a badly underfunded college in the Pennsylvania rust belt,” reads the cabler’s official description.
“Bob Odenkirk is just as good as it gets. We feel so fortunate to be developing a new show that would keep him at AMC after Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad, two iconic series that have been beloved by millions of fans and helped define AMC and its reputation for unforgettable characters and high-quality storytelling for adults,” mentioned Dan McDermott, president of leisure and AMC Studios for AMC Networks.
“We’re also thrilled to be working again with our partners at Sony Pictures Television and Mark Johnson’s Gran Via to explore this compelling material.”
Said Bob Odenkirk: “I liked Paul and Aaron’s tackle Richard’s wonderful, entertaining novel. Once once more a challenge with AMC with a deal with character depth and sensitivity.”
“This milieu (academia) seems very pertinent to the conversations we’re all having.”
“I’m drawn to the tone of humanity and humor within the novel and I sit up for taking part in this position – one thing lighter than my latest initiatives however nonetheless carefully noticed and sensible.”
AMC Networks additionally introduced a derivative of Orphan Black – Orphan Black: Echoes.
The ultimate season of Better Call Saul premieres Monday, April 18.
The sequence will air in two elements, with the sequence finale set to air this summer time.
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