Vince Gilligan , Peter Gould - 2016 Writers Guild Awards at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza - Press Room at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Writers Guild Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 13th February 2016
Hey Breaking Bad fans, stop throwing pizzas!
The Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan has appealed to fans to stop throwing pizza on the roof of the house used as Walter White's residence in the classic AMC show. The woman who owns the house is not happy because fans keep tossing pizzas, inspired by the famous scene in the season three episode Caballo Sin Nombre.
Vince Gilligan has appealed to fans to stop throwing pizza at Walter White's house
Gilligan used the latest episode of the Better Call Saul Insider Podcast to make the appeal, saying the woman and her husband who own the house in Albuquerque are used to fans to taking pictures - and are fine with that - but that some obsessives are going overboard.
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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.
The Breaking Bad action figures are no longer available in Toys R Us.
Toy chain Toys R Us has pulled four action figures from the hit meth-drama Breaking Bad after a petition received over 6,000 signatures. The award-winning show followed a chemistry teacher - played by Bryan Cranston - who turns to drug dealing following his diagnosis for cancer.
Aaron Paul [L] and Bryan Cranston [R] starred in Breaking Bad - though don't try and buy those dolls in Toys R Us.
The toys came with accessories including bags of cash and meth. They are now unavailable on shelves and online.
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This is not a drill. Here's your teaser for "Better Call Saul"
It’s happening! It’s really happening! Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul now has a trailer, but better still, it has a release date. AMC dropped the video yesterday, touting a February release date. So it won’t be long now, Breaking Bad fans.
Bob Odenkirk finally stars in his own show as crooked lawyer Saul Goodman.
However, if you’re expecting a full trailer with some plot and maybe a few of the new characters thrown in, you’re out of luck. Apparently, the folks at AMC have learned a thing or two about teasers, because this one was just eight seconds long and still enough to get us all excited. Things we learned: Saul Goodman/Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) used to have hair once upon a time. Err… that’s about it really.
Continue reading: How Much Of The Plot Can You Guess From This "Better Call Saul" Teaser?
As Breaking Bad kickstarters go, this is a real doozy
There have been many theories postulated as to how Breaking Bad’s lore carried on beyond the show’s final episode, but none have starred Val Kilmer and Slash as U.S. marshals. This is as good a time as any to warn you about the spoilers you’re about to read.
Val Kilmer - in a Breaking Bad sequel? [Getty/Ben Kropa]
Lawrence Shepherd is currently taking donations on Kickstarter for a stand-alone Breaking Bad sequel called Anastasia – a show that sees Kilmer and Slash “as an elite US Marshals team, that tracks down the most elusive and dangerous fugitives that are on the run.”
Continue reading: 'Anastasia' Is The Breaking Bad Sequel That No One Wants To See
'Better Call Saul' will be set six years before Breaking Bad.
Better Call Saul, the Breaking Bad spinoff show focused on Bob Oderkirk's character Saul Goodman, will be set six years before the events of Breaking Bad, creator Vince Gilligan has announced. During his appearance at the Television Critics Association's press tour, Gilligan also teased that fan favorite characters could return, though only if it "makes sense".
Bob Odenkirk [L] and Vince Gilligan [R] on the set of 'Better Call Saul'
"If it makes sense we'll do it, if it doesn't make sense we won't," he replied when asked about the return of Walter White, in particular.
A delay, extension and a photo. It's all going on.
AMC know Better Call Saul will drag in viewers, regardless of how the Breaking Bad remake goes - whether Vince Gilligan totally screws it up or actually provides a meaningful addition to the lore. That’s why they’ve renewed it before season one, episode one has even aired.
The first photo released from 'Better Call Saul'
The first series of the show will premiere in early 2015, with the second set to hit screens in 2016. It’s very much a two good-one bad situation for AMC, who announced the delay, the renewal and released a first look picture all in the same day.
Continue reading: Better Call Saul Is Coming In 2015 - Season 2 In 2016
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If anyone needed convincing that Aaron Paul is well and truly typecast as Jesse Pinkman from Breaking Bad, then one look at his press run for Need for Speed should do the trick: the actor has been talking about a possible return to the hit meth drama by starring in the prequel spin-off, Better Call Saul. But should he be going back to the franchise that made career what it is today?
Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston as Jesse and Walter White in Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad was and will forever be remembered as one of the finest shows ever to grace the small screen, but if Paul wants to shake off that Jesse tag ever, perhaps distancing himself from Better Call Saul would be a wiser move. What’s more is that spin-offs have a tendency to be – for want of a better word – rubbish.
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.
The 'Gravity' director took home the top honour at last night's Director's Guild of America Awards
Alfonso Cuaron with his shiny and impressive award
Alfonso Cuaron looks like a firm favourite to take home the Academy Award for Best Director when the Oscars roll around this March. The Gravity director was given the top gong at last night's (25 Jan.) Directors Guild Of America Awards, an honour than can only heighten his chances of taking home Hollywood's top prize in a few weeks.
In only seven instances in the DGA Awards' 66 year history has the Best Director Oscar gone to someone who has not won the top honour for directors, with the last instance of this happening coming last year when Ben Affleck won the award, but was not even nominated for the Best Director category at the Oscars for his work on Argo. According to Oddschecker.com, Cuaron is the odds on favourite to take home the Best Director gong in March's ceremony, with 12 Years A Slave director Steve McQueen his nearest competitor.
Writers Sam Catlin, Moira Walley-Beckett, Vince Gilligan, Gennifer Hutchison, George Mastras, Thomas Schnauz, Peter Gould and winners of the Writers Guild Award for Outstanding Drama Series - Writers Guild Awards (WGA) at Writers Guild Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 17th February 2013
Date of birth
10th February, 1967