The ‘Breaking Bad’ spin-off appears to be doing a good job of living up to the hype early.
Traditionally, spin-off series either fall into the disastrous ‘Joey’ category, or the 'perhaps better than its predecessor' group which is headed by 'Frasier'. So it’s no surprise that ‘Breaking Bad’ fans where anxious ahead of ‘Better Call Saul’s’ premiere. But if the series’ debut episodes are anything to go by fans can finally breathe a sigh of relief, as ‘Better Call Saul’ seems to hit all the right ‘Breaking Bad’ spots.
Bob Odenkirk in 'Better Call Saul'
The series follows Bob Odenkirk as small time lawyer Jimmy 'Saul Goodman' McGill, seven years before his ‘Breaking Bad’ appearances. He’s joined by another familiar face, Jonathan Banks who reprises his ‘Breaking Bad’ role as private investigator Mike Ehrmantrau.
Better Call Saul will premiere with a two-night celebration.
The hugely anticipated Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul has an official release date: February 8, 2015. AMC has released a dark new trailer, focusing on an abandoned motel room.
Bob Odenkirk reprises his role as small-time lawyer Saul Goodman in AMC's 'Better Call Saul'
The first episode of season 1 will premiere on the 8th, with the second coming the following night. There's no official word on a UK release date, though Netflix subscribers are likely to get the show shortly after its run on AMC.
Continue reading: 'Better Call Saul' Just Got Real. It's Coming February 8, 2015
Bob Odenkirk will reprise his role as Saul Goodman, but what can we expect from 'Breaking Bad' spinoff, 'Better Call Saul'?
We know that there isn’t a single Breaking Bad fan out there who can’t wait for Better Call Saul to start! The highly anticipated spinoff series will be written by Peter Gould and Vince Gilligan and is planned to be a prequel to the intense action in Breaking Bad. The show will see shady lawyer Saul before he landed the walk-in-the-park gig as crystal meth mastermind, Walter White’s, lawyer.
Bob Odenkirk will reprise his role as shady lawyer, Saul Goodman
But what do we know about Better Call Saul? Other than what we can assume there’s not really a huge amount of information to go on!
Big Mike's back, and we couldn't be happier
For those of you who thought you’d seen the last of Mike Ehrmantraut, his return for the Breaking Bad spin-off, Better Call Saul, will come as an exciting revelation. But there’s more to Jonathan Banks’ role reprisal.
Jonathan Banks is back for more Breaking Bad action
No doubt we'll see Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul pop up as Walter White and Jesse Pinkman at some point in the new spin off, and of course Bob Odenkirk will be playing Saul again. We get the feeling Banks is going to play a far more important role.
Another Breaking Bad actor has joined the cast of the spinoff Better Call Saul
The Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul will feature at least two familiar faces on its cast, as Jonathan Banks has been announced to join the production. On Breaking Bad, Banks played everyone’s favorite serial killer for hire, Mike Ehrmantraut and he is going to reprise the role in the Albuquerque-set prequel, The Hollywood Reporter confirms, based on statements from AMC and Sony reps.
Banks will reprise his role as killer-for-hire Mike Ehrmantraut.
Banks himself is yet to comment on the news. On the inevitable danger of sequel fatigue, Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan had this to say back in October: "There's obviously a danger inherent in doing a spinoff, but I just love the character of Saul Goodman [Odenkirk] so much, and part of me doesn't want to say no to this world."
Jonathan Banks, Dean Norris and Aaron Paul - Celebrities pose with awards at 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards press room at The Shrine Auditorium. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 18th January 2014