If you’ve missed Saul Goodman’s unique blend of sleaze and charm since “Breaking Bad” went off the air, get ready for an operatic re-introduction! AMC has just debuted “Better Call Saul: The Song,” presumably the theme song for the upcoming spinoff series that follows Bob Odenkirk’s Albuquerque-based lawyer. With lyrics by series creators and writers Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, “The Song” is performed by Junior Brown. Check it out in the player below!
Starring Odenkirk in the title role, the series will also feature Jonathan Banks, Michael McKean, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian and Michael Mando. “Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan and executive producer Peter Gould created the show together and serve as co-showrunners of the premiere season which 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 Mike 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.
Gilligan directed the first episode of the series, which has already been greenlit for a second season of 13 episodes. The first season will consist of 10 episodes and will premiere in February of 2015.