AMC’s STRAIGHT MAN Series with Bob Odenkirk Starts Filming in Vancouver
From Breaking Bad to Better Call Saul to Straight Man, Bob Odenkirk’s next AMC series starts filming in Vancouver.
Mireille Enos co-stars as his wife.
And Olivia Scott Welch as their daughter.
Vancouver filming dates: September 15 2022 – December 20 2022
William Henry Devereaux, Jr. (Bob Odenkirk) , spiritually suited to playing left field but forced by a bad hamstring to try first base, is the unlikely chairman of the English department at West Central Pennsylvania University.
Over the course of a single convoluted week, he threatens to execute a duck, has his nose slashed by a feminist poet, discovers that his secretary writes better fiction than he does, suspects his wife of having an affair with his dean, and finally confronts his philandering elderly father, the one-time king of American Literary Theory, at an abandoned amusement park.
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..
Mireille Enos plays Hank’s wife Lily Devereaux, the vice-principal of a local high in rural Pennsylvania.
She 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.
Director: Peter Farrelly.
Producers: Muse Entertainment, Tristar Entertainment, AMC Entertainment.
Straight Man is adapted from the Richard Russo novel.
Over six acclaimed seasons, Bob Odenkirk starred in Better Call Saul which told the story of the transformation of defender Jimmy McGill into meglomaniac criminal defence attorney Saul Goodman.
From small-time lawyer Jimmy McGill.
To big-time criminal defence attorney Saul Goodman.