Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul gets a US air date

Vince Gilligan's new drama starring Bob Odenkirk as fast-talking, unscrupulous lawyer Saul Goodman will show two episodes on consecutive nights on February 8 and 9

US network AMC has given Better Call Saul a US air date.

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The first two episodes of the Breaking Bad spin-off will be shown on February 8th with episode two airing the following night and subsequent instalments of the 10-part series broadcast in a regular Monday night slot. No word yet on when the series will come to the UK, although it is expected to land on Netflix shortly after its American broadcast. 

Created and executive-produced by Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan and co-executive producer Peter Gould, the show will chronicle the adventures of James McGill – who later takes the name Saul Goodman – before he teamed up with Breaking Bad’s infamous meth manufacturer Walter White (Bryan Cranston).

Fast-talking lawyer Saul, who offered help to Breaking Bad’s many criminal masterminds and drugs dealers, was one of the most popular characters in the hit drama.

The Better Call Saul cast also includes Breaking Bad actor Jonathan Banks, plus Michael McKean, Patrick Fabian, Rhea Seehorn, and Michael Mando.

In June, AMC announced that the first season would launch in February and revealed that it had commissioned a second series of the drama, due to air in 2016.

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And if that’s not enough to get you excited, check out this newly-released second teaser trailer for the show: