Bob Odenkirk Teaming Back Up With Better Call Saul Star For New Project
Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk is once again teaming up with a former co-star in a new, unknown project. According to ScreenRant, Rhea Seehorn, who played Kim Wexler in the popular Breaking Bad spinoff, announced that she and Odenkirk are planning a new project together now that Better Call Saul has concluded.
It’s pretty clear that the Better Call Saul cast and crew became pretty close during the six seasons that the series ran for. Though the series is finished, Bob Odenkirk is reuniting with other actors from the Breaking Bad origin story of the slimy lawyer, Jimmy McGill (Odenkirk), in a new comedy called The Making of Jesus Diabetes in which Odenkirk will play a supporting role next to Andrew Friedman and Michael Naughton, who he worked with during Better Call Saul. Now, it seems he also has a new, secret project in the works with co-star Rhea Seehorn.
While Seehorn didn’t say exactly what project she was working with Bob Odenkirk on, the Emmy-nominated actress admitted that there are several projects in the works with multiple Better Call Saul cast and crew members. In addition to working with Odenkirk, Seehorn also has projects in the works with series creator Peter Gould, as well as another co-star, Patrick Fabian, who played Howard Hamlin in the series. The actress also said she is trying to create projects with Melissa Bernstein, who executive-produced the series.
With both Bob Odenkirk and Rhea Seehorn actively pursuing projects with multiple cast and crew members from Better Call Saul, it is safe to assume that more than one project featuring these talented people will be green-lit soon. Seehorn is already working on an Apple TV+ drama with series creator Vince Gilligan (an unnamed show that has been compared to The Twilight Zone), so it’s likely only a matter of time before we see some sort of Better Call Saul reunion in the near future.
Better Call Saul is the origin story of the shady lawyer audiences met in Breaking Bad. Bob Odenkirk plays the titular character, Jimmy McGill, aka Saul Goodman. While Odenkirk is most known for playing this shyster lawyer, the actor got his start in Hollywood by hosting a sketch comedy show called Mr. Show in the late 90s. While Odenkirk proved his comedic ability early in his career, Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul showed the world Odenkirk’s diverse ability to play both comedic and dramatic roles.
However, despite Bob Odenkirk’s clear talent as an actor, as well as the popularity of the show, Better Call Saul has been snubbed at every Emmy Awards show since the first season was released. While the show was nominated for several Emmys in 2022, it failed to win in any category. Fortunately, the series will get one final chance as the second half of the sixth season is eligible for Emmy nominations in 2023.
In addition to The Making of Jesus Diabetes and the mysterious project Bob Odenkirk is working on with Rhea Seehorn, the Better Call Saul actor will also be appearing in Straight Man and Worlds Apart, two films being released in 2023.