Bob Odenkirk After ‘Better Call Saul’ With ‘Guru Nation’ & ‘Straight Man’ – Deadline



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After playing the gravitas of moral-shifting, slick attorney Saul Goodman on AMC’s 39-time Emmy nominee You better call Saul, Bob Odenkirk, is – to use a line from one of his Mr Show skits – ready to “blow up the moon” as he returns to his comedic roots.

“We’re going to blow up the moon exactly,” beamed Odenkirk over the new mockumentary series, Guru Nation, he develops with his Mr Show employee David Cross at Paramount+.

Odenkirk and Rhea Seehorn in ‘Better Call Saul’
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Guru Nation is ridiculous,” Odenkirk told Deadline last night during the Hollywood premiere of season 6 of You better call Saul, “we play multiple gurus, David and I.”

“We tell the story of some young people as they make their way through these cults,” he described.

Odenkirk also returns to work with AMC, this time on the series adaptation of Richard Russo’s novel Honest man. The show, slated for a 2023 debut, stars Odenkirk as William Henry Devereaux, Jr., the unlikely chair of the English Department at a badly underfunded university in Pennsylvania’s rust belt. Aaron Zelman and Paul Lieberstein are adapting the book and would serve as co-showrunners. Odenkirk already read the first script.

honest man is a great script; I love it, can’t wait to play that part,” said the 2x Emmy winner, “it’s more comical than You better call Saul. And there are no weapons in it. It’s something I’d love to sink my teeth into and do that comedy.”

Odenkirk photo honest man as “it’s like being married” The office and You better call Saul.

Yesterday we spoke with You better call Saul co-creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould at the Hollywood premiere, marveling at Odenkirk’s comeback after suffering a heart attack on set last July. Odenkirk would later finish the scene he started that summer in September; that series to appear in the second part of You better call Saulseason 6.

Odenkirk teases “this season, Breaking Bad and You better call Saul are more intertwined than ever.”

“And don’t forget, we’re going behind Breaking Bad this season,” the actor says regarding where the season 6 timeline will go, “We do it every season. There will be more.”

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