‘Better Call Saul’ season 3: Bob Odenkirk lands another gig in AMC limited series

Better Call Saul season 2For those of you who felt as though you did not have enough Bob Odenkirk already on AMC with “Better Call Saul,” you may now find the following to be music to your ears. The actor has officially signed on to do a six-part adaptation of David Carr’s The Night of the Gun alongside executive producer Shawn Ryan (“The Shield”). It’s a powerful true-life tale of a journalist who struggles with addiction and a variety of other issues, and it is going to fill up Odenkirk’s schedule, given that he already has on his plate the upcoming third season of playing Jimmy McGill.

In a statement, he had the following to say about the opportunity:

“I read David’s story… when it came out and was wildly entertained by his saga. It’s a story of survival filled with pain, crack, journalistic righteousness, abandoned cars, crooks, lies, and then there’s the two little girls who saved his life; it’s overstuffed with humanity. Shawn Ryan is the man to explore this real anti-hero story. I hope to do justice to David’s intellect and his scrappy nature. It’s gonna be crazy… if we do it right.”

Meanwhile, Ryan also added the following:

“I couldn’t be more honored to help bring his story to life,” Ryan said in a statement, “especially with the immensely talented Bob Odenkirk as an actor and creative partner.”

It’s an excited project, and one that does further cement what AMC is trying to do now when it comes to the limited series game. earlier this year, they because the exclusive home of “The Night Manager,” the stellar adaptation that first aired on BBC One in the United Kingdom.

(Photo: AMC.)

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