We’ve had glimpses before, but as the air date of Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul approaches, we’ve finally got a substantial look at how the new prequel to the award-winning drama will look.
Starring Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman, the series will follow the unscrupulous attorney’s journey towards success as he takes on fellow lawyers and criminals he’s become involved with – as well as win a few cases. You can watch the trailer below, which shows a younger Goodman learning his craft under his birth name of Jimmy McGill.
While airing on AMC in America, in the UK the series will premiere exclusively on video-on-demand service Netflix shortly after it begins in the States on 8th February.
Saul was first introduced in series two of drug-based drama Breaking Bad as a lawyer and consigliere for meth-cooking science teacher Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), continuing to appear throughout the award-winning drama until its finale in 2013.
Along with Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks reappears in the series as Breaking Bad’s hitman and fixer Mike Ehrmantraut – but it has been revealed that despite earlier reports, series leads Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul won’t be appearing… at least for now.
Speaking at a Television Critics’ Association event yesterday, Better Call Saul co-creator Peter Gould said: “In the spirit of full disclosure, Walt and Jesse will not appear in season one.” However, Gould and co-creator Vince Gilligan said it wasn’t out of the question that the characters would appear at some point in the future.
“The short answer is: The sky is the limit and any of these characters could conceivably show up in future seasons,” added Gilligan.
“But the intention is it will feel proper and organic, because if it feels like a stunt then something has gone terribly wrong in the writers’ room.”
Although, he then teased: “To be completely honest, I want to see them all eventually.”