Better Call Saul ended in 2022 on AMC, but now Bob Odenkirk and company are reuniting for a new series called Lucky Hank. It’s a tall order to follow up arguably the best TV program ever (at least in this writer’s view) with something equally impressive. Our evaluation of Lucky Hank suggests they could have a solution, though.
Lucky Hank (previously known as Straight Man) features other notable directors in addition to Odenkirk. Executive producers include Oscar-winner Peter Farrelly, Breaking Bad’s Mark Johnson, and Better Call Saul’s Bob Odenkirk, with showrunners Aaron Zelman (Silicon Valley) and Paul Lieberstein (The Office, The Newsroom).
Here’s everything we know about the upcoming AMC/Bob Odenkirk series Lucky Hank.
Lucky Hank Episode 2 Release Date Confirmed: Mark Your Calendars
The second episode of Lucky Hank airs this Sunday, March 26 at 9 p.m. (ET). You can catch up on everything later on in case you have to miss tonight’s show.
The duration of Episode 2 (entitled “George Saunders”) is estimated to be around 45 minutes. According to the show’s timeline, this is correct.
Lucky Hank’s Episode 2 Plot Unveiled: Prepare for Surprises and Suspense
Lucky Hank is based on the book Straight Man by Richard Russo. Here is the official synopsis for the show from AMC:
“Lucky Hank is a mid-life crisis tale set at Railton College, told in the first person by William Henry ‘Hank’ Devereaux, Jr. (Odenkirk), the unlikely chairman of the English department in a badly underfunded college in a working-class American town. Hank’s discontent is rooted in unresolved issues with his father, a mediocre and entitled student body, and the fact that his department is more savagely divided than the Balkans. Enos stars as Lily Devereaux, the emotionally grounded, unflappable wife of Hank and the Vice Principal of the local high school in rural Pennsylvania where they live. As Hank’s life starts to unravel, Lily begins to question the path she’s on and the choices she’s made.”
According to The Wrap, Paul Lieberstein said at AMC’s Winter TCA presentation that part of his inspiration for telling the Lucky Hank story was to do something similar to “The Office, just with smarter people.”
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Lucky Hank Episode 1 Recap
Here are the synopses and recaps for all of the Lucky Hank episodes that have aired to date:
The “Pilot” episode 1 of Lucky Hank
“Hank rants against Railton College, calling it “Mediocrity’s Capitol,” and the administration is pressured to fire him. Hank and Lily contemplate a future outside of Railton.”
Who is in the Cast of Lucky Hank Episode 2?
Forever linked to his portrayal of Saul Goodman on Breaking Bad and its spinoff, Better Call Saul, Bob Odenkirk will remain in the public eye.
This second turn as Lucky Hank’s leading man of William Henry Devereaux Jr. is intriguing because of Odenkirk’s masterful transformation of the character from a complete scumbag in the original series into a sorrowful figure. Odenkirk has been in several recent films, including the action film Nobody, the comedies Little Women and Long Shot, and the drama The Post.
Lily Devereaux, played by Mireille Enos, co-stars alongside Bob Odenkirk in the film Lucky Hank. Although The Killing has brought Enos the most attention, she has also appeared in the films Hanna, World War Z, and Big Love.
It also features Oscar Nunez (The Office), Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks), Tom Bower (Raymond & Ray), Chris Diamantopoulos (Silicon Valley), Sara Amini (Future Man), Diedrich Bader (Office Space), Suzanne Cryer (Silicon Valley), Cedric Yarbrough (Reno 911! ), Alvina August (Animal Control), Shannon DeVido (Difficult People), Lilah Fitzgerald (As We See It)
Is There Any Trailer Released for Lucky Hank?
Watch the official teaser for AMC’s new show and get ready to meet Lucky Hank, who demonstrates that college instructors can be just as grumpy and nasty as their students.
You can find a trailer for Interview With Season 1 below.
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How to Watch Lucky Hank Online?
The television adaptation of Lucky Hank will premiere on AMC. The AMC cable channel is available through most standard cable packages. The channel can also be found on live TV streaming platforms including Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV. It’s also available on AMC Plus, but you’ll need a subscription to see it there.