And scene. Odenkirk, who’s had his ass performatively handed to him for nine award-winning TV seasons as Saul Goodman over two separate series, no doubt sends his own personal stunt team some very nice holiday gifts. As for Nobody, the actor said that, no, this wasn’t a case of a standard action script being handed down through everybody in Hollywood until it fell all the way to the least-likely guy to portray a secretly badass, Death Wish-style bruiser. (While Nobody is a cheekier take on the white guy gets fed up genre, our own A.A. Dowd, in a positive review, notes aptly that Odenkirk’s turn is akin to a “nihilistic cartoon version of a Vince Gilligan arc.”) Still, who doesn’t want to see the former Mr. Show star bust out his inner John Wick (his long-abused male ego standing in for the murdered dog) and take unthinkable abuse while beating up the entire Russian mob?


Still, it’s not all cardio and kickboxing training at the Odenkirk house, as he told Kimmel that there’s officially a single episode of Better Call Saul in can at this point. He also confessed that, by his own choice, he has no idea how the upcoming sixth and final season will end for Jimmy McGill, both in the character’s pre-Breaking Bad past and post-Breaking Bad, Cinnabon-managing future. “They tried to tell me, I said shut up,” explains Better Call Saul co-producer Odenkirk of Vince Gilligan and the show’s creative team, who, understandably, wanted to run Saul’s arc by him. One thing is certain, if the past is any indication—Odenkirk’s stunt doubles will be absorbing a lot of realistic looking violence.