After years of playing the slick con man Jimmy McGill on AMC’s Better Call Saul, Bob Odenkirk is switching roles and returning to the network. AMC dark comedy “Lucky Hank,” in which he plays Hank Devereaux, an English professor and department chair at a low-resource university who is experiencing an existential crisis. While nobody read his manuscript, the New York Times reported on his father’s resignation from the world of academic literature. His wife Lily, played by Mireille Enos, provides a counterpoint to Hank’s cynicism while grappling with her own issues of identity and purpose.
In “Lucky Hank,” Richard Russo’s 1997 novel “Straight Man” serves as the inspiration for the story. The sitcom, according to co-creator Paul Lieberstein of “The Office” and co-showrunner Aaron Zellman, deviates significantly from the source material. it’s understandable that you’d be interested in learning more about where ‘Lucky Hank‘ was shot. Now, without further ado, tvacute.com investigate each and every one of the distinct settings in which the AMC show is filmed!
Where is Lucky Hank Filmed?
“Lucky Hank” was shot at the University of British Columbia in October of last year under the working title Straight Man. Reports indicate that the main photography for the first season of the show starring Bob Odenkirk began in September 2022 under the original title “Straight Man,” and it continued until December of the same year.
Filming takes place in British Columbia, more specifically in the Greater Vancouver area.
The majority of the scenes for the movie “Lucky Hank” were shot in the Greater Vancouver area, also known as Metro Vancouver. The production crew made use of the metropolitan area’s extensive and varied settings to double for the town of Railton, Pennsylvania, on which the tale is based. The University of British Columbia in Vancouver serves as a stand-in for the made-up West Central Pennsylvania University.
AMC's mid-life crisis drama Straight Man with Bob Odenkirk filming on UBC campus as Railton College.
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According to several accounts, the members of the ‘Lucky Hank’ production team also make use of the facilities that are available at the MBS Winston Studios, which are located at 7588 Winston St, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada according to IMDb. It would appear that the crew built some interior sets on the stage of the film studio in order to record a few crucial sequences. In addition, during the latter part of September 2022, Bob Odenkirk and the other members of the production crew were seen filming a hockey game scene for the first version of the game in and around Tamanawis Park.
In addition to that, they established a base camp in Downtown Vancouver in order to capture a variety of sequences staged outside for the show.
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Lucky Hank season 1 will be a total of eight episodes. The premiere will feature a cameo by Canadian actor and composer Lilah Fitzgerald. Both Lieberstein and Zelman, who have previously collaborated on “The Office” and “Silicon Valley,” are a great fit for this unique blend of hangout comedy and workplace sitcom. “Lucky Hank” nails that balance right from the start. Hank is the type of endearing curmudgeon that some viewers relate to so profoundly that his mere engagement can create true stakes.