Sony Pictures TV Boss Talks Saul; Salon Chats With Bob Odenkirk

better-call-saul-401-saul-odenkirk-325This week, the president of Sony Pictures Television talks about Better Call Saul, while Salon has a chat with Bob Odenkirk. Plus, Odenkirk tells New Hampshire Public Radio that Saul is “mindblowing.” Read on for more:

• The president of Sony Pictures Television says Better Call Saul is “going to force you to go back and check out things that happened in Breaking Bad to make sure you were clear about what you saw back then,” according to Variety.

Salon interviews Bob Odenkirk, who says that Saul is “a very different guy from what you think. I’ll put it that way. And yet it all makes sense, I think, because the writing is so good, and the writers have really challenged themselves and have come up great from it.”

• Interviewed by New Hampshire Public Radio, Bob Odenkirk calls Better Call Saul “kind of mindblowing” and says Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould are “setting new standards for me for the writing I’m reading and the work I get to do.”
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Bryan Cranston To Star in The Infiltrator; Breaking Bad Appears on Jeopardy

breaking-bad-episode-207-walt-cranston-325This week, Bryan Cranston books a role in a movie called The Infiltrator, while Breaking Bad shows up on Jeopardy. Plus, Walt is one of Us Weekly‘s most beloved TV characters. Read on for more:

The Hollywood Reporter says that Bryan Cranston will star in The Infiltrator, a thriller to be directed by Brad Furman.

• According to the Albuquerque Journal, Breaking Bad shows up in a Jeopardy Final Jeopardy answer.

• Walt is No. 3 on Us Weekly‘s list of the 20 most beloved characters of the last 20 years because his “transformation is one of the most astounding in TV history.”
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Matthew Weiner Named THR Power Showrunner; Jon Hamm Talks St. Louis Cardinals

mad-men-episode-701-don-hamm-325This week, The Hollywood Reporter names Matthew Weiner one of its power showrunners for the year, while Jon Hamm talks about his fellow St. Louis Cardinals fans with Sports Illustrated. Plus, Elisabeth Moss speaks with The Huffington Post about Peggy’s Burger Chef pitch. Read on for more:

• Matthew Weiner is one of The Hollywood Reporter‘s power showrunners because his “retro ad-world drama remains a source of awe among his peers and fans.”

• Jon Hamm extols the virtues of the St. Louis Cardinals and its fans to Sports Illustrated.

• Elisabeth Moss talks to HuffPost Entertainment about Peggy’s Burger Chef pitch and how, “in a way, there’s an argument for that being a great end for Peggy. I love the idea of making this beautiful, poetic, emotional speech about burgers. To me, that was advertising.”
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Deadline on Anson Mount’s New Movie Role; HuffPost Talks Villains of Hell on Wheels

hell-on-wheels-episode-410-ruth-kropinski-325This week, Deadline highlights Anson Mount’s new movie role, while The Huffington Post discusses the nature of villainy on TV vis-à-vis Hell on Wheels. Plus, CarterMatt believes Ruth will be the key to the show’s story going forward. Read on for more:

Deadline reports that Anson Mount has been cast in Mr. Right, a hitman action romance that also stars Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell.

• After watching “Return to Hell,” The Huffington Post reflects on “villains in story entertainment, and why they capture our interest.”

CarterMatt anticipates the show’s Nov. 8 return, speculating that Ruth will be “at the center of the story now” after shooting Sidney Snow.
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Scott Gimple Discusses Morgan With EW, THR; Season 5 Premiere Shatters Records

the-walking-dead-episode-501-carol-mcbride-325This week, Scott Gimple discusses Morgan’s presence with both Entertainment Weekly and The Hollywood Reporter, while the ratings for the Season 5 premiere were impressive on every level. Plus, Robert Kirkman teases the next episode, “Strangers.” Read on for more:

Entertainment Weekly talks to Scott Gimple about Morgan’s appearance in the season opener and how “it does seem like he is following something, like he’s walking towards something, that it’s the start of something.” Gimple also tells The Hollywood Reporter, “There’s a Morgan story to tell. It’s the beginning of something, but I’m not going to say what it is, or how involved it is.”

• The Season 5 premiere ratings set a new record, according to Vulture, with 17.3 million viewers, 11 million of whom fell into the 18 to 49 demographic. Entertainment Weekly adds that the show was the most talked-about episode ever, with more than 1.32 million tweets, and is also “one of the only shows in Twitter history to take up all 10 trending topics in the U.S. at once.” The New York Times notes that the show “shattered its own previous record as the most-watched drama in cable television history.”

• Robert Kirkman teases the next episode to Entertainment Weekly, saying that “we’re possibly going to meet some new people, and we’re going to see a new iconic location that’s a big deal in the comics, so that’s some juicy spoilers right there, right? And, uh, and everyone dies.”
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CarterMatt Looks Ahead to Nov. 8 Episode; Den of Geek Applauds Midseason Finale

hell-on-wheels-episode-410-cullen-mount-325This week, CarterMatt looks ahead to the next episode, which will premiere on Nov. 8, while Den of Geek applauds the midseason finale as one of the season’s best. Plus, check out the Hell on Wheels live action role-playing game in the Czech Republic. Read on for more:

CarterMatt reports that the show’s next episode will air on Nov. 8 and notes there are “plenty of stories left to be told for Anson Mount, Colm Meaney, and the rest of the cast.”

Den of Geek, reviewing the midseason finale, calls it one of the “best” of the season.

The Escapist details a Hell on Wheels live action role-playing game held in the Czech Republic, describing it as “an intense Western LARP.”
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THR Spotlights Better Call Saul Video; Bob Odenkirk On Saul’s Past

better-call-saul-episode-101-saul-odenkirk-325This week, The Hollywood Reporter and several other publications spotlight the Better Call Saul music video, while Bob Odenkirk sits down with 7×7 to talk about Saul’s past. Plus, Bob Odenkirk will appear at the New York Comedy Festival. Read on for more:

The Hollywood Reporter spotlights the Better Call Saul promotional music video, which has a “hysterical tune” performed by Junior Brown and with lyrics by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould. Deadline observes that the video features some snippets of new scenes from the Breaking Bad spinoff.

Slate calls the song “surprisingly good,” while Rolling Stone says “the lyrics offer enough insight into Better Call Saul to get fans excited about the show’s possibilities.” The Boston Globe, CBS News, E! Online, HitFix, The Independent, MTV, The New York Post, Time, TVLine, Vulture, The Wall Street Journal, TheWrap and Zap2it also check out the music video.

• 7×7 interviews Bob Odenkirk, who reveals that Saul “has a rich past, full of heartbreak and pain. [His story] will resonate with anyone who has strived to be appreciated and who has gotten his ass kicked by life.”
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Anna Gunn Talks Celebrity Fans on Jimmy Kimmel; Bryan Cranston Tweets to Gunn’s Show

breaking-bad-episode-307-skyler-gunn-325This week, Anna Gunn talks to Jimmy Kimmel about Breaking Bad‘s celebrity fans, while Bryan Cranston tweets about Gunn’s new TV show. Plus, USA Today speaks with Gunn about her Gracepoint character vs. Skyler. Read on for more:

• On Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Anna Gunn talks about meeting Breaking Bad‘s celebrity fans, including Warren Buffett and Keith Richards.

• According to Digital Spy, Bryan Cranston weighs in on Anna Gunn’s new TV series, tweeting, “I saw that new show Gracepoint. It’s damn good. And the hot female detective looks like my ex-wife.”

USA Today interviews Anna Gunn, who says of her Gracepoint character, that “the audience gets to be in on her private moments and her internal emotions and thoughts. You really never got that with Skyler, because the storytelling was not about that.”
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Norman Reedus Appears on Jimmy Kimmel; Lauren Cohan Talks to GQ

the-walking-dead-episode-410-maggie-cohan-325This week, Jimmy Kimmel hosts Norman Reedus, while Lauren Cohan does a photo shoot for GQ. Plus, Entertainment Weekly has a one-minute refresher of The Walking Dead and several cast and crew interviews. Read on for more:

• Norman Reedus shows up on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to talk about his fans, calling them “my people,” and describes an interaction with two women who took his breath back to Japan.

• Lauren Cohan, as part of a GQ photo shoot, shares, “I’d always fantasized about playing a southern role.”

• Ahead of the new season, Entertainment Weekly provides a one-minute refresher of Season 4.
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Jon Hamm’s Million Dollar Arm Bloopers; Elisabeth Moss on Marie Claire Branché Cover

mm401-don-325.jpgThis week, USA Today has a series of Jon Hamm’s bloopers from Million Dollar Arm, while Elisabeth Moss is the cover girl for the fall issue of Marie Claire‘s Branché. Plus, Vincent Kartheiser’s play is in previews off-Broadway. Read on for more:

USA Today spotlights a video of Jon Hamm in bloopers for Million Dollar Arm and remarks, “Hamm shows he can bring the laughs when the cameras are rolling (and when they shouldn’t be).” Also, Crave Online features a deleted scene from the movie with Hamm and Alan Arkin.

• Elisabeth Moss is on the cover of the fall issue of Marie Claire‘s Branché, which explores the New York vs. LA question and notes “you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who knows it better than [Moss], who splits her time between the East Village and West Hollywood.”

Broadway.com reports that Vincent Kartheiser started previews on Oct. 1 of Billy & Ray, an off-Broadway play directed by Garry Marshall that’s slated to open Oct. 20.
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