Jessica Gao, the head writer of 'She-Hulk,' says 'Better Call Saul,' and 'Fleabag' influenced the show

Jessica Gao, the head writer of 'She-Hulk,' says 'Better Call Saul,' and 'Fleabag' influenced the sh ...

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, Marvel's next big-screen hit on Disney+, spoke with Variety for an extensive interview on the creative process behind it all. Gao talked about the various series that influenced the latest MCU series' humor, themes, and courtroom scenes.

"Oh we talked it to death, just over and over," Gao said when asked about how they approached fourth wall breaking in the series. Both make perfect sense in the context of the show. Fleabag and Better Call Saul are often compared in trailers that illustrate how much the fourth wall is destroyed throughout.

Better Call Saul deftly integrates its humor into the more dramatic moments at the heart of the show, something Gao and the writers appear to have taken to heart. Moreover, She-Hulk is a great example of how to create a compelling legal show both inside and outside the courtroom, which becomes even more crucial as Walters accepts her role as a hulk and a lawyer.

"American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson," she said, noting how well it explained the whole trial process. "It all was combined to get every piece of the series right, from the trial segments to the humor and Walters' identity outside the courtroom."

Maslany returns as Matt Murdoch alongside Mark Ruffalo, Tim Roth, Renee Elise Goldberry, and Charlie Cox's grand reintroduction as Kat Coiro. The remaining three episodes will be directed by Anu Valia.

The wait for She-Hulk is almost over, and so far, critics have largely fallen in love with the delightful, cameo-filled procedural, which features Maslany's performance as a standout. It launches on Disney+ on Thursday, August 18th.

Variety