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‘Better Call Saul’ Stars Bob Odenkirk, Rhea Seehorn On Reboot Ideas



Within the remaining scene of “Better Call Saul,” Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn) is leaving ADX Montrose jail, the place she has simply visited Jimmy McGil/Saul Goodman/Gene Takovic (Bob Odenkirk) for the primary time since he was sentenced to 82 years behind bars. As he watches her depart from the jail grounds, he makes his signature finger weapons, and she or he seems to be again with a little bit of a melancholy look. Initially, as Seehorn shot the scene, Kim returned these finger weapons — nevertheless it was in the end lower. “At first I was like sad [that it was removed] because I’m a hopeless romantic,” Seehorn says. “But [exec producer] Peter [Gould] said, ‘we watched it and it looked like Kim was back in the game, rather than Kim is saying I’m there for you forever.’ And I said oh yeah, I don’t want that. It was the right decision.”

Seehorn, Odenkirk, Gould and Giancarlo Esposito — who performed Gus Fring on each “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul” — gathered yet one more time in March for an FYC panel associated to the ultimate season of “Better Call Saul.” On this week’s episode of the Selection Awards Circuit Podcast, we embrace the audio from that vigorous panel, as the celebrities and Gould talk about the response to the ending, and what they factor these characters may be thus far.

However first, on the Awards Circuit Roundtable, Selection’s Matt Donnelly joins us for an replace into how the SAG-AFTRA strike has impacted publicists, expertise companies and extra. And naturally, we chat in regards to the “Barbenheimer” weekend to recollect. Pay attention under!

Now that “Better Call Saul” pulled off what many have referred to as the most effective collection finale in latest reminiscence, the celebrities and producers can breathe a sigh of aid. However on the time, Gould mentioned “it was very unnerving and worrying as a result of individuals are actually powerful on remaining seasons. For good motive. Audiences have invested many hours with these characters. How do you finish it? In my thoughts, we’re nonetheless determining serialized tv.

“It sounds crazy, but a show that goes 63 episodes after another show that went 62 episodes, how do you bring that to a satisfying conclusion? It kind of psyched me out,” he provides. “Additionally, as a result of I had been a part of ‘Breaking Bad,’ and I believed that ended rather well. And so how are we going to do that? Personally, I went with my intestine all the best way. And I didn’t know if it was going to work for anyone else.

“You start psyching yourself out, especially if you start thinking, well, what would the audience like? As you start picturing this mythical Hydra headed creature of the audience. You can just throw yourself off. You have to think, What do I like? What satisfying to me? What’s satisfying to the group? What works for us? If it works for us, and we care about the show a lot, then hopefully everybody else will like it too.”

Esposito agrees, and says the finale — and the destiny of Jimmy/Saul — struck the tone it wanted to strike. “Hearing it talked about in terms of what’s a satisfying ending, I keep coming back to the organic truth of what morally is right for people to do,” he says. “And that compass is so evident watching this. You play the game as long as you can, until you just can’t play that game anymore.”

As for the place the characters would possibly go but, Seehorn imagines that Kim begins up a brand new authorized apply and “little by little” she tries to lower Jimmy’s jail sentence. “And they maintain a relationship. There’s no happily ever after. But a lifelong connection that happens.”

As for Odenkirk, he has a way more business thought of what comes subsequent. “I think what happens is Bob Odenkirk takes all his money and invests it in a chain of cookies and ice cream and little hotdogs. And it all goes bust he loses all his money, he comes banging on Peter Gould’s door, ‘there’s gotta be another series!’”

Then, he continues the gag, he winds up enjoying Saul Goodman on broadcast TV. “Saul gets out of jail for some reason. And he has a different client every week and he never goes to court,” he says, then dealing with Gould: “So we go back to the original idea that you originally pitched me at the Chateau Marmont. Procedural show, Saul Goodman, different client every week, and they never go to jail. He gets them off because he manipulates everyone!” Keep tuned.

Selection’s “Awards Circuit” podcast, produced by Michael Schneider, is your one-stop hear for vigorous conversations about the most effective in movie and tv. Every week “Awards Circuit” options interviews with prime movie and TV expertise and creatives; discussions and debates about awards races and trade headlines; and far more. Subscribe through Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify or wherever you obtain podcasts. New episodes put up weekly.

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