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‘Better Call Saul,’ ‘The Crown,’ ‘This Is Us’ Settings Add Extra Challenges

9 August 2017 9:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Every writer and producer is tasked with building three-dimensional worlds that are populated not only with colorful characters but also production design details unique to their individual stories. Writers and producers who create period pieces — whether that period is 15 years ago, 30 years ago, or an indeterminate future — have the added challenge of the specificity of the time.

“I will freely admit, as with most things, we went in blissfully unaware of the challenges,” says Peter Gould, co-showrunner of AMC’s “Better Call Saul.” His show takes place about 15 years in the past, which Gould thought would be easier to re-create than anything set decades before that. He very quickly found that wasn’t true with every detail he needed to bring into the show, though.

“Most of our characters are not driving the latest and greatest cars, so we were looking for these old junkers and couldn’t find them,” Gould »

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