Mireille Enos to Star Reverse Bob Odenkirk in AMC Dramedy Straight Man

Mireille Enos is returning to AMC.

Deadline is reporting that the star who headlined The Killing for the cabler has joined the forged of Straight Man.

The collection retains Bob Odenkirk within the AMC household following his function as Saul Goodman in each Breaking Unhealthy and Higher Name Saul.

“Straight Man is a mid-life disaster story set at Railton Faculty, informed within the first particular person by William Henry Devereaux, Jr. (Odenkirk), the unlikely chairman of the English division in a badly underfunded school within the Pennsylvania rust belt,” reads the cabler’s official description.

“We couldn’t be extra thrilled to have Mireille on board to play Lily,” co-showrunners Aaron Zelman (Damages) and Paul Lieberstein (The Workplace) stated in an announcement.

“She brings along with her a steamer trunk filled with dramatic chops, an unflinching eagerness to discover character, and a megawatt smile that completely lights up each Zoom. She’s a delight.”

The collection was introduced earlier this 12 months, properly prematurely of the final-ever episodes of Higher Name Saul.

The challenge is tailored from the novel of the identical identify by Pulitzer Prize-winning creator Richard Russo.

“I liked Paul and Aaron’s tackle Richard’s wonderful, entertaining novel. As soon as once more a challenge with AMC with a give attention to character depth and sensitivity,” Odenkirk stated when the present received the formal pickup.

“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 taking part in this function – one thing lighter than my latest initiatives however nonetheless intently noticed and sensible.”

Enos starred on The Killing from 2011-14, with the ultimate season airing completely on Netflix after AMC canceled the present for the second time.

She went on to headline ABC’s The Catch, which lasted two seasons. The star finally went on to Prime Video’s Hanna.

Her different TV credit embrace Good Omens and Electrical Goals.

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Paul Dailly is the Affiliate Editor for TV Fanatic. Observe him on Twitter.

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