AMC’s Mid-Life Crisis Series With Bob Odenkirk Changes Title to LUCKY HANK From STRAIGHT MAN
Bob Odenkirk is having a mid-life crisis with Mireille Enos in his next AMC series now called Lucky Hank.
Lucky Hank is a mid-life crisis tale set at Railton College, told in the first person by William Henry Devereaux, Jr. (Bob Odenkirk), the unlikely chairman of the English department in a badly underfunded college in the Pennsylvania rust belt
The series filmed last Fall in metro Vancouver under the working title Straight Man, with the University of British Columbia subbing in as the Pennsylvania rust belt college.
Diedrich Bader, who plays Hank’s best friend, enjoyed filming in the city.
“Lovely” Diedrich Bader was here in Vancouver filming AMC’s Straight Man starring Bob Odenkirk. https://t.co/EzUOF2j2HD— Hollywood North Buzz (@yvrshoots) December 15, 2022
Showrunners: Aaron Zelman, Paul Lieberstein
Cast: Bob Odenkirk, Mireille Enos, Olivia Scott Welch, Diedrich Bader, Sara Amini, Cedric Yarbrough, Suzanne Cryer.
Bob Odenkirk plays William Henry Devereaux, Jr.. aka Hank.
Mireille Enos plays Hank’s wife Lily Devereaux, the vice-principal of a local high in rural Pennsylvania.
Enos spent two seasons filming AMC’s The Killing in Metro Vancouver.
Olivia Scott Welch plays Hank and Lily’s daughter Julie, an only child who didn’t graduate from college, doesn’t have a job that pays her enough to live on but is accustomed to her parents’ lifestyle.
Diedrich Bader plays philosophy professor Tony Conigula, Hank’s closest friend. and a charming single guy.
Sara Amini plays Meg Quigley, an adjunct professor seeking tenure at Railton, where her alchoholic mother teaches as well. She works shifts at the local bar.
Cedric Yarbrough plays poetry professor Paul Rourke, who drives a red Camara and is on his third or fourth marriage.
Suzanne Cryer plays poetry professor Gracie DuBois.
Producers: Muse Entertainment, Tristar Entertainment, AMC Entertainment.
Lucky Hank is adapted from the Richard Russo novel Straight Man.
Filming in Vancouver:
Straight Man/Lucky Hank filmed a field hockey game in Surrey’s Tamanawis Park on September 29th.
In Downtown Vancouver?
Is this Bob Odenkirk’s new AMC series Straight Man filming in downtown Vancouver today? https://t.co/PHzclzKO5T— Hollywood North Buzz (@yvrshoots) December 19, 2022