For all five seasons, Peter Gould was a writer for the Emmy® Award–winning series Breaking Bad, serving as executive story editor, producer, supervising producer, and eventually, co-executive producer. Gould made his TV directorial debut in season four and also directed the penultimate episode of the series.
In season two of Breaking Bad, Gould wrote the episode that introduced criminal attorney (emphasis on criminal) Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk). As Breaking Bad concluded, he and Vince Gilligan decided they weren’t finished with the shady lawyer; together they conceived and created a spin-off — Better Call Saul.
In its first season, Better Call Saul was widely praised by fans and critics alike, garnering seven Primetime Emmy® Award nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series, and two Critics Choice Television Awards. The show was also named Outstanding New Program by the Television Critics Association.
Gould started his filmmaking career at the USC Graduate Film Program, where he won the Nissan Focus Award for his student film Dirty Little Secrets. He has written screenplays and pilots for HBO, USA, Showtime, TNT, CBS, and FX. Gould also wrote and directed the feature film Meeting Daddy, starring Lloyd Bridges and Josh Charles.
Too Big to Fail, Gould’s screenplay about the near-collapse of the world financial system, premiered on HBO. The film was nominated for eleven Primetime Emmy® Awards, including one for Gould’s script.
Rhea Seehorn grew up in Virginia Beach but has lived in a variety of places from Arizona to Japan before relocating to Los Angeles. She graduated with a degree in drama and visual arts, which she used to further her craft in Washington, DC, where she starred in numerous productions inclusive of Arena Stage and the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, of which she remains a member. Seehorn then transitioned to Manhattan, where she performed with Playwrights Horizons and made her Broadway debut in Neil Simon’s 45 Seconds from Broadway. Shortly after that, she was cast as a series regular on the comedy series I’m With Her opposite Teri Polo, David Sutcliffe, and Danny Comden.
Seehorn has enjoyed several series regular and guest star roles including The Starter Wife, The Closer, Head Cases, Trust Me, Dollhouse, Burn Notice, and Franklin & Bash. She’s also appeared alongside Tim Allen in Disney’s The Shaggy Dog. From 2011 to 2013, Seehorn was seen on the NBC comedy, Whitney. She used her innate comedic timing to put her stamp on Roxanne, a no-nonsense divorcee whose views on marriage derive from paying alimony to her loser ex-husband.
Odenkirk is an Emmy® Award-winning comedy writer, producer, actor and New York Times bestselling author. For his work on Saturday Night Live, Odenkirk garnered an Emmy Award for “Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program” in 1989. The “Motivational Speaker” sketch Odenkirk wrote for his friend Chris Farley, which originated at Second City in Chicago, was recently named by Rolling Stone magazine as the best SNL sketch of all time. In 1993, Odenkirk earned another Emmy Award for writing on The Ben Stiller Show.
In 2015, Bob Odenkirk reprised the character he originated on the hit drama Breaking Bad, playing the title role in AMC’s Better Call Saul, which has earned him a Critics’ Choice TV Award and nominations for an Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award. The show is currently in its second season.
Odenkirk co-created and starred in Mr. Show with Bob and David, which ran on HBO for four years and has been called “the American Monty Python.” As an actor he has brought many film and television characters to life, including Stevie Grant in The Larry Sanders Show, ex-porn star Gil Bang in Curb Your Enthusiasm, Ross Grant in Alexander Payne’s acclaimed feature Nebraska, and Bill Oswalt on the FX series Fargo.
Over the years Odenkirk has been instrumental in helping emerging comedy writer/performers get their work on the air. He was an executive producer of Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim’s first Adult Swim series Tom Goes to the Mayor and was a consultant on their subsequent shows Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! and Check it Out! with Dr. Steve Brule.
Odenkirk was most recently seen in the 4-part sketch show With Bob and David for Netflix, which he starred in and executive produced with David Cross.
Michael McKean is a multitalented actor, writer, and director associated with some of pop culture’s most iconographic films and television shows of the last three decades.
McKean’s film credits include Steven Spielberg’s 1941, Used Cars, Young Doctors in Love, and Rob Reiner’s This is Spinal Tap, on which McKean shared screenwriting and composing credits. Other films include: Clue, Light of Day, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Coneheads, The Brady Bunch Movie, Jack, True Crime, and about 70 others, including Christopher Guest’s The Big Picture, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, For Your Consideration, and Whatever Works (directed by Woody Allen).
His many TV guest appearances include: Friends, Murphy Brown, The Simpsons, The X-Files, Law & Order, Smallville, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Unit, Off the Map, Homeland, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
McKean made his Broadway debut in 1990 with Rupert Holmes’ Accomplice, which netted him a Theater World Award. After this, McKean made his Broadway musical debut in Hairspray, followed by Woody Allen’s original stage production A Secondhand Memory, and a Williamstown Theatre Festival production of Tom Stoppard’s On the Razzle. McKean then appeared in the successful Broadway revival of The Pajama Game with Harry Connick Jr. before starring on London’s West End in a new comedy, Love Song.
Most recently, McKean starred on Broadway in Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, along with Angela Lansbury, James Earl Jones and appeared in the Tony® Award–winning Broadway production of All the Way with Bryan Cranston. Through 2015, Michael explored age-old adages, fascinating food mysteries and myths baked inside everything we eat as the host of Cooking Channel’s Food: Fact or Fiction?