BETTER CALL SAUL Adds ORPHAN BLACK Actor and Two Others to its Cast
By Alicia Lutes on May 12, 2014
No, unfortunately Tatiana Maslany has not been cast to join AMC’s Better Call Saul (though we would not hate that in the least). But! There are three other names that have been added to the Bob Odenkirk dark dramedy, and one of them is a former Orphan Black cast member. Don’t you love it when things you love cross-pollinate? Showbiz, man! Michael Mando (better known as Vic to all you Clone Clubbers) is set to join the new series alongside two other new hires: Patrick Fabian and Rhea Seeborn. And so the Breaking Bad universe expands!
Joining the recently announced Michael McKean/Dr. Thurber (which we are very excited about), Mando, Seeborn, and Fabian are set to star in the series, filling previously announced roles. Clone Sarah Manning’s former drug dealer flame Vic will tackle a similarly bent role as Eddie, “a smart and calculating criminal who knows the ropes.”
Fabian — whom you may know from his stints on Big Love, The Newsroom, or the 2010 film The Last Exorcism — will man the role of Burt, a “Kennedy type” who’s “winning at life in addition to being a name partner at a firm.” Whitney and Franklin & Bash star Seehorn will fill the part of Beth, another successful lawyer at the firm that’s said to have her “already difficult life complicated by her romantic entanglements with somebody else at the firm.” So… do we think that somebody else is Goodman, Thurber, or Burt? Or… what if it was Mike Ehrmantraut (a.k.a. the confirmed to be returning Jonathan Banks)? There are so many options here.
What do you think of the recent cast additions? Looking forward to Saul hitting our TV screens in November? Let us hear it in the comments.