In addition to his upcoming Saul Goodman Breaking Bad spinoff, Bob Odenkirk now has another exciting new cable TV show on the way. FX announced this morning that Odenkirk will play a recurring role on their upcoming TV adaptation of the 1996 Coen Brothers movie Fargo. His character is Deputy Bill Olson, a cop with seniority over his younger fellow deputy Molly Solverson (played by Allison Tolman), who’s more intelligent and ambitious than he is. FX also announced today that Glenn Howerton, Oliver Platt, and Kate Walsh are playing recurring roles on Fargo, as well.
Starring Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, and Colin Hanks, the 10-episode limited series is set to debut on FX in the spring of 2014. In addition to those upcoming dramas, Fargo and Better Call Saul, Bob Odenkirk is also a series regular, writer, and producer on IFC’s new sketch show, The Birthday Boys, which debuts next week.