AMC today released two new photos from the set of the “Breaking Bad” spinoff “Better Call Saul,” currently in production in Albuquerque, NM. The photos feature series stars Bob Odenkirk and Michael McKean. In addition, the network confirmed the line-up of series regulars for “Saul,” set to premiere in early 2015. Joining Odenkirk are Jonathan Banks (“Breaking Bad,” “Community”) as “fixer” Mike Erhmantraut, McKean (This is Spinal Tap) as Chuck, Rhea Seehorn (“Franklin & Bash,” “House of Lies”) as Kim, Patrick Fabian (“Big Love,” “Grey’s Anatomy”) as Hamlin and Michael Mando (“Orphan Black,” “The Killing”) as Nacho characters that will represent both legitimate and illegitimate sides of the law.
Although it has been said that the series will jump around in time, “Better Call Saul” is described as being a prequel to “Breaking Bad.” Gilligan and Peter Gould created the show together and serve as co-showrunners of the premiere season. The series is set six years before Saul Goodman (Odenkirk) meets Walter White. When we meet 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 Erhmantraut (Banks). The series will track Jimmy’s transformation into Saul Goodman, the man who puts “criminal” in “criminal lawyer.” The series’ tone is dramatic, woven through with dark humor.
As previously announced, Gilligan directed the first episode of the series, which has already been greenlit for a second season of 13 episodes. The debut season will consist of 10 episodes.
“Better Call Saul” is executive produced by Gilligan, Gould, Mark Johnson (“Breaking Bad,” Diner) and Melissa Bernstein (“Breaking Bad,” “Halt and Catch Fire”) with “Breaking Bad” alums Thomas Schnauz and Stewart A. Lyons as co-executive producers for Sony Pictures Television.
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