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‘Lucky Hank’: AMC Reveals Debut Date For Next Bob Odenkirk Starrer

‘Lucky Hank’: AMC Reveals Debut Date For Next Bob Odenkirk Starrer

Bob Odenkirk’s next series for AMC has a premiere date. Lucky Hank, an eight-episode series about an English department chairman having a mid-life crisis, will bow March 19 on AMC and AMC+.

Told in the first person by William Henry Devereaux, Jr. (Odenkirk), Lucky Hank follows the exploits of an unlikely chairman in a badly underfunded college in the Pennsylvania rust belt. It also stars Mireille Enos as Lily, William’s wife and the vice principal of the local high school. Just as Hank’s life begins to unravel, Lily also begins to question the path she’s on and the choices she’s made.

Recurring guest stars for the series include Oscar Nunez (The Office) as the dean of Railton College where Devereaux works; Tom Bower (Die Hard 2) as William Henry Devereaux, Sr, a retired, distinguished academic; Kyle Maclachlan (Twin Peaks) as College President Dickie Pope; and Chris Diamantopoulos (Silicon Valley) as Tom Leska, an old flame of Lily Devereaux.

Aaron Zelman (Silicon Valley) and Paul Lieberstein (The Office), who adapted the project from the novel “Straight Man” by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo, serve as co-showrunners.

Zelman, Lieberstein, Odenkirk, Director Peter Farrelly (Green Book), Mark Johnson (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire), Russo, Naomi Odenkirk and Marc Provissiero (PEN15) are executive producers.


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Mireille Enos to Star Alongside Bob Odenkirk in AMC Series ‘Straight Man’

Mireille Enos to Star Alongside Bob Odenkirk in AMC Series ‘Straight Man’

Mireille Enos is on her way back to AMC, joining Bob Odenkirk in his “Better Call Saul” followup entitled “Straight Man.”

The dramedy, a series adaptation of Richard Russo’s novel of the same name, hails from “The Killing” producer Aaron Zelman and Paul Lieberstein (“The Office”). Enos starred in the “The Killing” throughout its run.

Odenkirk stars as William Henry Devereaux Jr., the unexpected English department chairman of an underfunded Pennsylvania college whose unhappiness stems from his tumultuous relationship with his father, a divided department he’s left to fix and the daily struggles of dealing with an entitled student body.

Variety has confirmed Enos will appear in the dramedy playing Lily Devereaux, the coolheaded wife of William Devereaux Jr. (Odenkirk). A Vice Principal of the local high school in their town, Lily starts to question her career and life path after watching her husband’s life overwhelmingly unfold. While still trying to hold down the fort at home with her husband and their adult daughter, she’ll begin to entertain other avenues for herself.

Odenkirk will executive produce alongside Zelman, Lieberstein, Russo, Naomi Odenkirk, Marc Provissiero as well as Peter Farrelly, who directs. Sony Pictures Television Tristar TV and Gran Via are attached to produce.

Enos, who earned an Emmy nod for her turn as Detective Sarah Linden on AMC’s “The Killing,” will soon star in upcoming courtroom drama “Miranda’s Victim.” Abigail Breslin, Ryan Phillippe, Donald Sutherland and Taryn Manning also star in the film, which is being helmed by Michelle Danner.

Enos is repped by CAA and Howard Green Entertainment.

Deadline first reported this casting.