AMC announced Thursday it has green lit the Bob Odenkirk series ‘Straight Man,’ set to premiere in 2023.  Odenkirk has wrapped filming on Better Call Saul, which will air its season finale this summer.

Odenkirk will play William Henry Devereaux Jr., chairman of the Railton College English department in Straight Man, which AMC describes as ‘a mid-life crisis tale.’  Odenkirk compared Straight Man to Better Call Saul, sharing in a statement: “I have loved the mix of comedy and drama in ‘Better Call Saul,’ and this is another story with a unique dynamic, and the kind of closely observed character writing and exploration that AMC has become the touchstone for.”

Straight Man will consist of eight one-hour episodes, airing on AMC and streaming on AMC+.

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