12 items from 2015
Julie Ann Emery, whose TV credits include “Better Call Saul” and the first season of FX’s “Fargo,” has joined Chris Evans in Marc Webb‘s “Gifted,” TheWrap has learned. Fox Searchlight will distribute “Gifted,” which is currently filming in Georgia. The movie co-stars Oscar winner Octavia Spencer and Tony winner Lindsay Duncan as well as Jenny Slate, Keir O’Donnell and young actress Mckenna Grace. Webb (“The Amazing Spider-Man”) directs from an original screenplay by Tom Flynn. Karen Lunder and Andy Cohen are producing “Gifted,” while Molly Allen, Glen Basner and Ben Browning serve as executive producers. Also Read: Emmy Breakout Bob Odenkirk on. »
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Updated: I hear ABC Studios has extended the options on four actors from its untitled ABC Johnny Knoxville comedy pilot: David Koechner, Julie Ann Emery, Brad Carter and Lavell Crawford. Knoxville, on whose life the project is based, will continue as narrator. I hear the idea is to re-conceive the project with a new writer and shoot another pilot. Narrated by Knoxville and based on his life, the comedy follows the exploits of 12-year-old Johnny navigating the "outlaw… »
"Bob Odenkirk was always wanting to run lines, he was always very focused, but Bob himself is just a really sweet, kind of goofy guy," reveals Julie Ann Emery about her "Better Call Saul" leading man in our new video webchat (watch below). "He was always committed to the moment at hand, and I love working in that situation. And, you know, we became very friendly on 'Fargo' so it was really nice to play all of those scenes." -Break- Watch dozens of video chats with 2015 Emmy contenders On AMC's "Better Call Saul," Emery played the duplicitous Betsy Kettleman, who became involved in an embezzlement scheme that caught the eye of up-and-coming lawyer Saul Goodman/Jimmy McGill, played by Odenkirk. "I kind of jumped off a cliff with Betsy, and there's no one better to jump off a cliff across from than Bob Odenkirk. It was great having »
The creative team behind “Better Call Saul” joined together Tuesday for the closing panel at Variety‘s annual TV Summit, moderated Debra Birnbaum, to talk about their stellar spinoff.
“I’m just glad it just didn’t take an enormous dump when it came out,” co-creator Vince Gilligan said, sparking laughter from the packed room. “That was very gratifying for me.”
Peter Gould agreed with his co-creator’s sentiment on the series’ freshman success. “‘Breaking Bad’ was lighting in a bottle and it would be really unrealistic to expect that again, but people seemed to really enjoy it.”
Gould was also joined by staff writer Gordon Smith, supervising producer Gennifer Hutchinson and co-exec producer Thomas Schnauz on the panel. They discussed the unusual nature of the character development process on “Saul,” given the situation that the audience knows what is coming in the future for the main character played by Bob Odenkirk. »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Kurt Sutter is poised to return to FX with a new series. FX has given a series order to the new show from Sutter, who previously created Sons of Anarchy and wrote for The Shield, both of which were on FX as well. Titled The Bastard Executioner, the show’s first season will run for ten episodes, with Brian Grazer onboard as executive producer as well. Relative newcomer Lee Jones will be taking on the titular role, with Sons of Anarchy‘s Katey Sagal, True Blood‘s Stephen Moyer, and Starred Up‘s Sam Spruell among the cast, alongside Sutter himself. The Americans‘ Matthew Rhys is also set to guest star on the series.
The show itself will make its premiere on FX in the fall, though a date has yet to be announced. The show’s synopsis, via FX’s press release, »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Masters of Sex is filling out its Season 3 cast. The Showtime series has added Tate Donovan (Damages) and Julie Ann Emery (Better Call Saul) as guest stars for its upcoming third season, which will premiere this summer. Donovan will play Graham, a confident scientist whose relationship with Margaret Scully (Allison Janney) brings them to Masters and Johnson’s clinic. In addition to Damages, Donovan’s past TV credits include 24: Live Another Day, Hostages, and, of course, The O.C. (who could forget about Jimmy Cooper?). Furthermore, the appearance of his character means that (hopefully) Janney, who won an Emmy for her guest work as Margaret in Masters‘ first season, will have a larger role in Season 3 after having only appeared in the show’s Season 2 premiere. Meanwhile, Emery will play Jo, a woman who seeks help dealing with a unique relationship in Masters of Sex Season 3. The actress most recently played Betsy… »
- Chris King
In just the first season of Better Call Saul, we've already been gifted with a great deal of very colorful characters. One of the most colorful of these characters is Betsy Kettleman (Julie Ann Emery), wife of county treasurer Craig. With the help of Betsy, Craig embezzles millions of dollars from the county. Betsy convinces herself and her husband that they deserve this money. Her rationale for her actions and the way she interacts with other people is both fascinating and hilarious to watch. We talked with the actress Julie Ann Emery to try and get inside the mind of Betsy Kettleman.
After the unprecedented highs of episode 6, this week’s instalment of Better Call Saul brings everything down to a slightly calmer level. With Mike’s (Jonathan Banks) back-story now firmly established, pushing the series’ main narrative is the ultimate goal of ‘Bingo’, and it does it so well.
Warning! Spoilers Ahead – You have been warned!
After last week’s brief cameo role, Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) is back in the spotlight. We see his relationship with Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn) blur the lines between friendship, infatuation and professional rivalry. We also once again see those pesky, tax-avoiding Kettlemans; Betsy (Julie Ann Emery) and her husband/ventriloquist puppet Craig (Jeremy Shamos).
Betsy, still seemingly hell-bent on getting away with their fraudulent ways, has become unsatisfied by the ‘deal’ that Hamlin Hamlin McGill have laid out for her (despite it being an »
- Jackson Ball
Julie Ann Emery seems to have an eye for picking shows. She was seen last year as a grieving widow on arguably the season's best new show, Fargo. And now, she can be seen as Besty Kettleman on 2015's buzziest new show, Better Call Saul.
Kettleman schemed with her husband to steal a boat load of money and they almost paid for it with their lives. While they haven't been seen since abandoning their makeshift campsite when Jimmy (the one day Saul Goodman) stumbled upon them, Emery will be back on the show later this season.
[Warning: This story contains spoilers for Monday's episode of Better Call Saul, "Nacho."] Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk) found himself face-to-face with his biggest criminal opportunity yet in Monday's Better Call Saul. After hunting down the Kettlemans (Julie Ann Emery and Jeremy Shamos), Jimmy also discovered the $1.5 million Albuquerque's most lovable embezzlers had fled with. The question of what he'll will do next is open for debate. While Saul Goodman would quickly slice off a piece of the money for himself, Jimmy's response is a mystery. See more 'Better Call Saul': See 'Breaking Bad' Easter Eggs You Missed Earlier in the
- Aaron Couch
Who knew that Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk) and Mike (Jonathan Banks) would find common ground this quickly? And, in particular, so soon after Mike rubbed Jimmy's face into the concrete for disrespecting him? This week on Better Call Saul, the Kettlemans disappeared, Jimmy had his life threatened once again and we learned a little bit about the catalyst that caused Slippin' Jimmy to go straight."You Risk Being Labeled a Sex Offender""Nacho" opened in a flashback, with Chuck (Michael McKean) visiting Jimmy in prison in Cook County, Chicago. "I'm in a bit of a pickle," Jimmy admitted. Indeed, while the »
- Amanda Michelle Steiner, @amandamichl
With little meth in sight, the cast and crew of “Better Call Saul” gathered Thursday night at L.A. Live for the AMC/Sony Pictures TV drama’s premiere, with “Breaking Bad” cast members including Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris, R.J. Mitte and Betsy Brandt in attendance, along with Jonathan Banks, who also has a role in the new series.
No meth, of course, because this isn’t Walter White’s show — it’s Saul Goodman’s. Or, more appropriately, it’s Jimmy McGill’s, as the story begins in 2002, long before Jimmy McGill, attorney at law, becomes Saul Goodman, modern-day Tom Hagen.
“I did kind of clean slate it and I took these scripts that »
- Kevin Noonan
12 items from 2015
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