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Bob Odenkirk Looks to Season 3; Deadline Predicts Odenkirk Emmy Win

This week, Bob Odenkirk previews Season 3, while Deadline predicts an Emmy win for him. Plus, Peter Gould reveals how the show kept Hector and the Cousins a secret. Read on for more:

• Bob Odenkirk teases to TheWrap, “This season is gonna be about how innocence gets torn away. We learn that Saul is just who he’s pretending to be to get back at the world… Season 3 is when things will really explode.”

Deadline predicts an Emmy win for Bob Odenkirk, who “seems way overdue to finally grab a win for this iconic character, who carries on now as the lead of his own show.”

• Peter Gould tells The Hollywood Reporter how Hector and the Cousins stayed secret: “The whole cast and crew got involved, using code names for the characters on the call sheets, booking travel for the actors under pseudonyms and creating cover stories to explain what they were doing in New Mexico.”

The Hollywood Reporter assesses Better Call Saul‘s Emmy chances, remarking, “In a field of dark nominees, this show blends comedy with drama. That worked well for its nominated co-creator Vince Gilligan and stars Bob Odenkirk and Jonathan Banks with Breaking Bad.”

Variety applauds, “The pressure was on for Better Call Saul to live up to its predecessor — and it did it ever so elegantly.”

• Bob Odenkirk tells The Hollywood Reporter that, after playing Jimmy, he now has “more sympathy for lawyers. We need them. They keep our society from becoming a big old mess. But holy cripes is it a hard, complex job.”

• Speaking with Variety about fandom, Vince Gilligan says, “What’s changed is the technology nowadays — some form of social media allows folks like Peter [Gould] and I instantaneous reaction from these hardcore fans if we choose to partake in it.”

• Regarding Jonathan Banks’ Emmy chances, Gold Derby comments that, in “Bali Ha’i,” viewers “see Mike as a careful, measured and meticulous person when handling Hector’s henchmen, but also a worried and protective man when confronted with threats against his family.”

Drunk History‘s Derek Waters talks to Yahoo TV about an episode where Bob Odenkirk tells a story about the Disco Demolition in Chicago in 1979: “It’s a great story, and Bob Odenkirk’s telling it, and he’s from Chicago. I love it.” Odenkirk appears in the show’s trailer at Nerdist.

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