“Straight Man” might be a dramedy, and is about to premiere on AMC+ and AMC someday in 2023. Odenkirk mentioned of the mission:
“I cherished Paul and Aaron’s tackle Richard’s wonderful, entertaining novel. As soon as once more a mission with AMC with a concentrate on character depth and sensitivity. This milieu (academia) appears very pertinent to the conversations we’re all having. I’m drawn to the tone of humanity and humor within the novel and I sit up for enjoying this position – one thing lighter than my current initiatives however nonetheless intently noticed and sensible.”
Will probably be nice to see Odenkirk do “one thing lighter” — notably together with his intensive comedy writing background. Nobody performs a kind of everyman in loopy conditions higher than Odenkirk, and because the Amazon description for Russo’s 1997 novel describes it as “uproarious,” this appears excellent. It is no marvel the mission is being fast-tracked. Apparently, there’s a risk in opposition to a goose (who graces the ebook cowl) on dwell tv within the novel, which is definitely intriguing to these of us who’ve been chased round a car parking zone by geese.
The novel is being tailored for TV by Aaron Zelman and Paul Lieberstein, who’re serving as co-showrunners. AMC is growing the present with companions Sony Photos Tv, TriStar TV, and Gran By way of. Govt producing are Zelman, Lieberstein, Odenkirk, Farrelly, Russo, Naomi Odenkirk, and Marc Provissiero. AMC Networks has so much arising in 2023 together with a brand new “Orphan Black” collection referred to as “Orphan Black: Echoes,” “The Driver” with Giancarlo Esposito, and two “Strolling Lifeless” spinoffs.