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AMC has released a new behind-the-scenes look at Better Call Saul, which kicks off with Bob Odenkirk describing how this Breaking Bad spinoff came to be. Creator Vince Gilligan first approached the star while they were working together on the set of Breaking Bad, where Bob Odenkirk promised that if Gilligan wrote it, he would definitely do it. Now, just a few years later, the show is already getting plenty of critical praise, with some even calling it better than its predecessor as the prequel prepares for its launch this February.
Better Call Saul is set in 2002, six years before Saul Goodman meets Walter White. When we first see him him, the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny, and, more immediately, hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside, and, often, against Jimmy, is Mike Erhmantraut. This spinoff will »
While we've seen quite a few teasers and one full clip, AMC has finally launched a full-length extended trailer for their upcoming Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul. This AMC comedic drama brings fan favorite Bob Odenkirk back as lawyer Saul Goodman, whose life before and after Walter White is explored in all its dirty detail.
Set six years before Saul Goodman meets Walter, Better Call Saul will reveal how Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny, and, more immediately, hustling to make ends meet, came to be known as the notorious Saul Goodman. Working alongside, and, often, against Jimmy, is Mike Erhmantraut (Jonathan Banks), with the series tracking Jimmy's transformation into the man who puts "criminal" in "criminal lawyer."
The latest trailer sets up the main story of Season 1, revealing a tone that is dramatic, woven through with dark humor. The series also stars Michael McKean, »
This morning's "Better Call Saul" panel isn't the first time Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould have come to press tour to discuss the "Breaking Bad" prequel, but their panel back at summer tour was incredibly light on details and didn't feature any actors. So this session — featuring Gilligan, Gould, "Breaking Bad" alums Bob Odenkirk and Jonathan Banks, plus fellow "Saul" castmembers Michael McKean, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian and Michael Mando — should be much livelier, and not just because critics have now seen the first two "Saul" episodes(*). (*) Reviews are embargoed until closer to the Feb. 8 premiere, but I can say that I enjoyed both episodes, even though I have some reservations. As I did in the summer, I'll be live-blogging the panel as frequently as my fingers and the ballroom wifi will allow, so check back frequently for updates. (And I'll be doing the same in a little bit for »
- Alan Sepinwall
3 items from 2015
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