AMC has released a teaser trailer for Bob Odenkirk’s return to the network with “Lucky Hank,” a series adaptation of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo’s 1997 novel “Straight Man”.
The story will a mid-life crisis tale told through the eyes of William Henry Devereaux, Jr. (Odenkirk), an unliked professor and the unlikely chairman of the English department at the badly underfunded Railton College in the Pennsylvania rust belt.
Mireille Enos, Olivia Scott Welch, Suzanne Cryer, Diedrich Bader, Sara Amini, and Cedric Yarbrough along with Kyle MacLachlan, Tom Bower, and Chris Diamantopoulos co-star in the series which arrives months after the Odenkirk-led “Better Call Saul” ended its six-season run.
The series will be adapted and by Aaron Zelman and Paul Lieberstein, with Peter Farrelly attached to direct. All executive produce along with Odenkirk, Russo, Naomi Odenkirk, and Marc Provissiero.
“Lucky Hank” is scheduled to make its debut on March 19th on AMC and AMC+ service.