It’s been a long sixteen months for Breaking Bad fans patiently waiting for their next fix of Vince Gilligan drama – but today, there is finally light at the end of the tunnel as Netflix have committed to a UK premiere date for BB prequel, Better Call Saul.
Unlike House of Cards series three, which is made by Netflix and therefore can be “dropped” as an entire series (27th Feb, you’re welcome), Better Call Saul is a buy-in from US premium network AMC and will be screened episodically like the final series of Breaking Bad.
The first episode of the Bob Odenkirk vehicle will be available from 7am on Monday 9th of February on Netflix UK, with the second instalment set to surface online the following day. Each subsequent episode will be available from 7am on Tuesdays, shortly after the initial transmission in the US. Of course, unlike traditional broadcasters, the shows will remain available to Netflix subscribers on the service indefinitely.
Better Call Saul follows the fortunes of Breaking Bad lawyer Saul Goodman six years before he meets Walter White. Series one of the new show from the pen of Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould promises to chart the transformation of the lawyer from Jimmy McGill into Saul Goodman… a man who it is said “puts the ‘criminal’ into ‘criminal lawyer'”
Early reviews of the show garnered rave reviews in the US, with AMC announcing they’d commissioned a second season of the programme before completing work on this first series.
Here’s the trailer: