AMC is sticking with Bob Odenkirk. Variety reports the network is developing a new mini-series with the Better Call Saul actor based on David Carr’s memoir The Night of the Gun.
Published in 2008, the book details journalist David Carr’s problematic past as a drug addict for more than 20 years. Carr passed away last year due to lung cancer.
Odenkirk will play Carr, with Shawn Ryan writing the TV adaptation. Sony Pictures Television and AMC Studios are producing the six-part mini-series.
I read David’s story, ‘The Night of the Gun,’ when it came out and was wildly entertained by his saga. It’s a story of survival filled with pain, crack, journalistic righteousness, abandoned cars, crooks, lies, and then there’s the two little girls who saved his life; it’s overstuffed with humanity. Shawn Ryan is the man to explore this real anti-hero story. I hope to do justice to David’s intellect and his scrappy nature. It’s gonna be crazy… if we do it right.”
What do you think? Have you read The Night of the Gun? Would you watch the mini-series?