AMC's "Better Call Saul" Premiere Postponed, Show Expanded With Second Season
The show is still coming, just not as soon as expected.
Better Call Saul, AMC’s upcoming Breaking Bad spinoff is yet to air a single episode, but has already been renewed for a second season. The new series, which will star Breaking Bad’s Bob Odenkirk and may or may not feature appearances from Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, has received an extra 13-episode order, bringing its total number of episodes to 23, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Bob Odenkirk reprises his role as Saul Goodman.
As for its premiere date, it has been pushed back, meaning that the series will not premiere until 2015, instead of the previously announced date in November. The second season will then air in 2016. Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan directs the series premiere and will be co-showrunning with Peter Gould. Gould is the mind behind the Saul Goodman character, played by Bob Odenkirk. Filming is underway on the 10-episode first season in Albuquerque, N.M.
"Production on Better Call Saul is underway, and we could not be more proud of nor more excited about the work to date. We join the fans in eager anticipation for this series, and today we happily confirm that our initial Saul order is for two seasons and a total of 23 episodes," said AMC president Charlie Collier for The Hollywood Reporter. "When introducing any series, especially one with the DNA of Breaking Bad, there are countless factors to consider in making sure the show gets the launch it deserves. We have a strong history with Vince, Peter, Bob, the studio and so many involved with this production; we are enjoying the process on Saul and all share a focus on making it a true television event. No half measures."