'Breaking Bad' Actor Joins FX Project THR
An actor who made an impact in AMC's acclaimed drama series "Breaking Bad" has joined a high-profile project that's in the works at FX. The Hollywood Reporter's Live Feed reports that "Fargo," an FX limited series inspired by the 1996 movie, cast "Breaking Bad's" Bob Odenkirk.
Odenkirk, who played the lawyer Saul Goodman on "Breaking Bad," will portray Deputy Bill Olson, who is described as having seniority over younger and smarter fellow deputy Molly Solverson.
"Fargo" has also cast Glenn Howerton of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," who will play personal trainer Don Chumph, the piece says.
The drama will follow an all-new "true crime" plot, while featuring new characters set against the "Minnesota nice" backdrop portrayed in the movie, the story reports, noting that the new project will aim for the same humorous tone that worked successfully in the film.
Odenkirk also has the "Breaking Bad" spinoff "Better Call Saul" in the works at AMC, as previously reported.