After ending up an epic run on Higher Name Saul that led to an enormous heart-attack and welcome restoration, you’d suppose Bob Odenkirk would possibly need to take a break. As an alternative, the Mr. Present comic is heading proper into his subsequent AMC sequence, Straight Man. And because of first look pictures offered to Decider by AMC, we will take a look at the previous Slippin’ Jimmy in all his bearded glory.
Based mostly on the novel by Richard Russo, Straight Man is a first-person story specializing in the mid-life disaster of the “unlikely” chair of the English division at an underfunded faculty in Pennsylvania. And whereas this seems like each indie film ever made, have we talked about that Bob Odenkirk is on this? Additionally separating the variation, this isn’t an indie film, it’s a TV present — so no matter center aged angst normally performs out over the course of two hours can now be extra totally explored throughout a complete season of TV, and maybe extra.
However sufficient snark, let’s get to the beard footage! First up is Odenkirk, together with Mireille Enos, who performs Hank Devereaux, Jr.’s spouse Lily. She’s additionally the Vice Principal of the native highschool, and begins to query her life decisions after Hank begins to crumble:
Subsequent up is Hank and Lily once more, and although she’s not credited that may very well be Olivia Scott Welch as a personality who’s confusingly additionally credited as “Hank” on IMDb:
…after which we’ve got some single pictures of Hank and Lily. You possibly can determine these out for your self, however would possibly we level out Odenkirk’s wonderful gray beard. He appears like a wizard!
Additionally starring within the sequence are Dustin Wyatt, Diedrich Bader, Suzanne Cryer, Sara Amini and Cedric Yarbough. The undertaking is tailored by Aaron Zelman and Paul Lieberstein, who additionally function co-showrunners, and is directed by Peter Farrelly, so that you know it’s going to be hilarious (you’ve seen Inexperienced Guide, proper?). Mark Johnson, Richard Russo, Naomi Odenkirk and Marc Provissiero are government producers, with Sony Photos’ Tv TriStar TV producing.
“I cherished Paul and Aaron’s tackle Richard’s wonderful, entertaining novel,” Odenkirk mentioned by way of press launch again when the sequence was introduced as being fast-tracked by AMC. “As soon as once more a undertaking with AMC with a concentrate on character depth and sensitivity. This milieu (academia) appears 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 current initiatives however nonetheless carefully noticed and good.”
No premiere date has been introduced, however count on it to debut on AMC and AMC+ a while in 2023.