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Straight Man: Everything We Know So Far About Bob Odenkirk’s New AMC Series
By BJ COLANGELO
You may know Bob Odenkirk from a little show called “Better Call Saul,” but with the end of that show, Odenkirk has moved on to other projects, like the AMC series “Straight Man.” Based on a book of the same title, “Straight Man” is well into production, and while we don’t have a trailer yet, we do know a few things about the series.
The dramedy series is based on a Richard Russo novel, with Odenkirk starring as William Henry Devereaux Jr, aka “Hank,” the unlikely interim chairman of the English department at a fictional Pennsylvania university while he experiences a mid-life crisis. The series is currently filming and looking at a 2023 premiere with an 8-episode first season.
The story is an examination of an extremely complicated man, who often engages in unethical behavior, and Odenkirk is perfectly poised to take on the anti-hero role. Odenkirk is joined in the cast by Mireille Enos as Hank’s wife, Lily, with Aaron Zelman and Paul Lieberstein as co-showrunners and funnyman Peter Farrelly as director.