Better Call Saul has now come to an end after five seasons and seven years on the air. So, what’s next to its lead star, Bod Odenkirk?
Odenkirk has been in the business since the 1980s, doing mostly comic roles. However, his career took a new direction when he did Breaking Bad, and it looks like he will be keener on doing action projects this time.
Bod Odenkirk’s Plans after Better Call Saul
Deadline revealed what the 59-year-old planned to do after Better Call Saul after the actor held a masterclass at the Venice Film Festival this week.
After doing Nobody in 2021, this made him realize that the action scenes he did were similar to the “sketch comedy of his youth,” comparing it to Jackie Chan’s signature slapstick fights in his earlier movies.
So, if given a chance, he wanted to do more action projects.
“I was very surprised by Nobody,” he said. “I had initiated that project because I had a feeling that the character I was developing in Better Call Saul was the kind of character you see in an action film.”
He saw his role as Hutch Mansell as someone who had “earnest desires and was willing to sacrifice himself.”
He then revealed that he’s still training several times a week, so fans will see him doing more action if he gets his way.
“I found the action sequences a great deal of fun and close to doing sketch comedy,” he added. “I love the early Jackie Chan films which had humor in them. I’d like to get that in [the] future.”
Bob Odenkirk’s Next Project
According to ScreenRant, Odenkirk’s next project will be the crime drama Straight Man, a retelling of The Driver.
He will be reunited with his Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul co-star and showrunner Giancarlo Esposito and Vince Gilligan.
TVLine revealed it would feature a “mid-life crisis tale” set on a fictional college campus in Pennsylvania, Rust Belt.
Odenkirk will play the role of William Henry “Hank” Devereaux Jr., the college’s English department chairman.
He will also be joined by Mireille Enos, who will portray Hank’s wife, Lily, the vice principal of the local high school.
Straight Man was picked up to the series in April that would premiere in 2023. There are also rumors that there will be Nobody 2.
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