Less than a year after “Better Call Saul” wrapped, Odenkirk will return to AMC for the March premiere.
Slipping, Jimmy skidded back to the AMC. Less than a year after wrapping up Saul Goodman’s story on Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul , Bob Odenkirk is back on the channel for a new series called Lucky Hank and the first full-length trailer for The University . set show dropped this wednesday.
In addition to the trailer, AMC Networks also revealed that the debut episode of the series will air on BBC America, IFC and SundanceTV, in addition to the AMC and AMC+ streamers.
Based on the 1997 novel “Straight Man” by Richard Russo, best known for the Pulitzer Prize-winning book “Empire Falls,” “Lucky Hank” has a similar premise to Netflix’s 2021 series “The Chair,” which starred Sandra Oh . the stressed-out chair of a college’s English department. Odenkirk takes on the role of William Henry Devereaux Jr., head of the English department at Railton College, a poorly funded university in Pennsylvania’s Rust Belt.
The series focuses on Hank as he goes through a midlife crisis rooted in “unresolved issues with his father, an average and legitimate student body, and the fact that his department is more divided than the Balkans,” according to the diary. As Hank begins to unravel, his wife Lily (Mireille Enos), the vice principal of the town’s local high school, questions his path and life choices. The series also stars Sara Amini, Diedrich Bader, Suzanne Cryer, Olivia Scott Welch and Cedric Yarbrough. Kyle Maclachlan, Alvina August, Tom Bower, Shannon DeVido, Chris Diamantopoulos, Lilah Fitzgerald, Jackson Kelly, Arthur Keng and Oscar Nuñez guest star in the first season.
Aaron Zelman and Paul Lieberstein developed the series for television and co-hosted the first season. The two serve as executive producers alongside Odenkirk, Russo, director Peter Farrelly, Mark Johnson, Naomi Odenkirk, Marc Provissiero and Jessica Held. AMC Studios is producing the series in association with Sony Pictures Television’s TriStar TV and Johnson’s Gran Via.
“Lucky Hank” will have its world premiere at the SXSW festival in Austin on March 11th and will debut on television on March 19th. The series consists of eight episodes, the finale will be on May 7. Watch the full series trailer below.
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