Bob Odenkirk left "anxious" over new role after Better Call Saul success

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Bob Odenkirk is back leading a brand new TV series titled Lucky Hank, but the actor has said he was left feeling "anxious" about his new role following the success of Better Call Saul.

The star, who concluded his turn as Saul Goodman in the acclaimed Breaking Bad spin-off series last year, admits he was concerned that his new show might be met with "high expectations".

"I get very, very anxious and I pour it into the work. Let's make it better. Let's ask what we can do better today," he explained during an appearance on US talk show Today. "On the other hand, you do have to be willing to risk or you're not going to make anything."

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He continued: "If I sit around waiting for something as wonderful in it's conception as Saul, which came out of Breaking Bad which is maybe the best series ever, if I wait for that very thing to happen again, I'll never make another show."

In Lucky Hank, Odenkirk stars as William Henry 'Hank' Devereaux Jr, an English professor who is going through a midlife crisis.

The eight-part series also stars Mireille Enos as Hank's wife Lily, who "begins to question the path she's on and the choices she's made".

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He may be back to TV, but Odenkirk previously said that he was up for returning to action cinema after starring in Nobody.

"I was very surprised by Nobody. I had initiated that project because I had a feeling that the character I was developing in Better Call Saul was the kind of character you see in an action film. He has earnest desires and he was willing to sacrifice himself," he said.

"I still train multiple times a week, and if I get my way you're going to see me doing more action. I found the action sequences a great deal of fun and close to doing sketch comedy. I love the early Jackie Chan films which had humour in them. I'd like to get that in the future."

Lucky Hank premieres March 19 on AMC in the US.

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