Still can’t get over the ending of “Breaking Bad”? Fret not! AMC and Sony Pictures TV have collaborated to produce a new network series, “Better Call Saul”, a prequel to Breaking Bad!
The announcement was made earlier in September 2013 and the American actor Bob Odenkirk is set to return to the spin-off series as the titular character of Saul Goodman. It was reported that the story will focus on Saul’s life 6 years before he became Walter’s lawyer.
Previously, AMC provided the first look at the “Breaking Bad” prequel featuring actor Bob Odenkirk on set with the program creator Vince Gilligan and the character creator Peter Gould. In addition, AMC tweeted that the second season of the network series has already been renewed ahead of its series debut.
While the spin-off series is deemed unnecessary to some viewers, most of the fans are excited to watch the prequel which will take place in 2002. Saul Goodman was first introduced in the second season of “Breaking Bad” as a criminal lawyer who was to represent Badger, a friend and dealer of Jesse Pinkman (played by Aaron Paul), when he was caught selling crystal meth. He later became a lawyer for Walter White (played by Bryan Cranston) to help him keep his drug money. In the series, he was merely known as a comic relief as he often dressed himself up in flashy suits and low-budget TV commercials.
Thus, the new spin-off series will follow Saul Goodman’s journey in becoming the criminal lawyer. The first teaser for the series has been released and it seems like he was talking to the infamous “fixer”, Mike Ehrmantraut. Hmm, another character that was confirmed to be on board? Watch the teaser video below:
No specific dates have been announced but the spin-off series is scheduled to premiere in February 2015.