New ‘Better Call Saul’ Trailer Released
The trailer for Better Call Saul, the Breaking Bad prequel spinoff focusing on the eponymous lawyer Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk), has been released and reveals more about his back story. It was established during Breaking Bad‘s original run that Saul Goodman was not his real name and that his life had been rather unsuccessful before rebranding himself. Taking place in 2002, the Saul we see isn’t the calm cool and composed sleezy defense attorney, but a nervous struggling incompetent named “Jimmy” who has an over the top delivery when in court. Michael McKean has joined the cast as Chuck McGill, Saul’s brother, while fellow Breaking Bad alum Jonathan Banks will be reprising his role as Mike Ehrmantraut. Much of the first season is expected to focus on how the characters developed their relationship and how they became involved in Los Pollos Hermanos and Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito), who is expected to have a role on the series at some point in the future.
Better Call Saul was delayed last year due to late scripts, but is now locked in for a two night premiere for Sunday February 8 and Monday February 9 on AMC at 10PM. Breaking Bad showrunner Vince Gilligan is still Executive Producing the series, which has already been renewed for a second season.