Better Call Saul star replaced on new show after on-set altercation with cast member

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Better Call Saul alum Michael Mando has been replaced on his new show, Apple TV+'s crime drama Sinking Spring.

Mando, who starred in all six seasons of the Breaking Bad spin-off, has now been replaced by Narcos star Wagner Moura (as reported by Deadline) after what's said to be an on-set physical altercation with another cast member.

Digital Spy has reached out to Mando's representatives regarding the reports.

The series is based on Dennis Tafoya's book Dope Thief, Sinking Spring and follows long-time Philly friends and delinquents – Ray (Henry) and Manny (Moura) – who pose as DEA agents to rob an unknown house in the countryside.

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They then struggle as their small-time grift becomes a life-and-death enterprise when they unwittingly reveal and unravel the biggest hidden narcotics corridor on the Eastern seaboard.

The eight-episode series hails from The Batman and Top Gun: Maverick writer Peter Craig, with Ridley Scott on board to direct and executive produce.

Better Call Saul ended last month and saw Saul finally caught and put behind bars for all his years of money laundering and helping criminals.

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Series star Bob Odenkirk has moved onto his new venture, Lucky Hank, a "mid-life crisis tale" that blends drama and comedy and takes place at a fictional university in Pennsylvania.

The show synopsis reads: "An English department chairman at an underfunded college, Professor Hank Devereaux toes the line between midlife crisis and full-blown meltdown, navigating the offbeat chaos in his personal and professional life – oddly proving tantrums get better with age".

Odenkirk plays William Henry 'Hank' Devereaux Jr, the main character. It also stars Mireille Enos as Hank's wife, who "begins to question the path she's on and the choices she's made"

Lucky Hank arrives on AMC+ in the US on March 16, 2023.

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