Rhea Seehorn couldn’t decide on The Better Call Saul season 6 to direct
While she didn’t specifically choose to direct this episode, her familiarity with the material and her connection to Kim helped enhance it. However, as it was her first time directing a television episode (Seehorn co-created and directed short episodes of a web series called Cooper’s Bar in 2022), she had support at her side to ensure the process went as smoothly as possible went .
“Peter Gould and everyone else on the show built an infrastructure that allows me to do this and set myself up for success,” she explained. “We also had to solve some filming. We also shot out of order, which meant I directed for two days and then had two days off. They really set up a system where I could take care of technical stuff.”
That sounds like a system we can absolutely stand behind, especially if it allows us to see more exciting directing voices. The scheduling approach that AMC put in place for Seehorn resulted in arguably one of the best episodes of its final season, and that’s saying a lot. If this can be expanded to allow fresh but underutilized directors to make their big breaks, we can only imagine how the broader television landscape will improve.