Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk collapsed on the Sony lot on Tuesday, Deadline has confirmed. Odenkirk was on the set of his Breaking Bad spinoff when he fell to the ground. His actual condition is unknown, but the actor was rushed to the hospital, where he remains.
Production on the sixth and final season of Better Call Saul was underway, after its scheduled start in New Mexico in March. AMC Networks chief operating officer Ed Carroll said early this year that the popular series would likely return in the first quarter of 2022 after Covid-related delays.
Show creator Vince Gilligan just re-upped his overall deal with Sony Pictures Television this month.
Better Call Saul has received 40 Primetime Emmy nominations to date, winning two awards for the Employee Training short-form video. The series is not eligible for the Emmys this year but is expected to come back in a big way next year for its final installment. The prequel also has earned four PGA Award Nominations so far, 1 DGA Award Nomination, 15 WGA Award Nominations (and 2 wins) and a Peabody Award.