‘Better Call Saul’ Teaser: ‘Breaking Bad’ Spinoff Sets February Premiere with First Footage
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AMC isn’t taking any chances on its forthcoming ‘Breaking Bad‘ spinoff ‘Better Call Saul,’ so much so that the series has already been granted a second season to follow its 2015 premiere. We’ve seen a few photos and learned some brief details, but are you ready for a first look at the
old new Saul in motion? Find out when ‘Better Call Saul’ hits the airwaves with a first teaser for the spinoff!
Debuting with the weekend’s ‘Breaking Bad’ marathon, the brief tease for ‘Better Call Saul’ sees the titular lawyer (or Jimmy McGill, as it were) telling someone “Lawyers, we’re like health insurance. Hope you never need it, but man oh man, not havin’ it? No!” The teaser also touts the spinoff’s release date as February 2015, following its earlier move from a November premiere.
Here’s how AMC described the series at last month’s TCA press tour:
The series is set six years before Saul Goodman meets Walter White. When we meet him, the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny, and, more immediately, hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside, and, often, against Jimmy, is “fixer” Mike Ehrmantraut, a beloved character introduced in ‘Breaking Bad.’ The series will track Jimmy’s transformation into Saul Goodman, the man who puts “criminal” in “Criminal lawyer.” The series’ tone is dramatic, woven with dark humor.
‘Better Call Saul’ will feature Jonathan Banks returning as Mike Ehrmantraut, alongside a new cast that includes Christopher Guest alum Michael McKean as Saul’s brother Chuck, ‘The Last Exorcism’ star Patrick Fabian as “Kennedy-type” white-shoe law firm lawyer Hamlin, Rhea Seehorn as fellow lawyer Kim, and ‘Orphan Black”s Michael Mando as Spanish-speaking career criminal Nacho. Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul have also expressed their interest in appearing on the series, though Dean Norris appeared to reject the idea.
It’s not exactly indicative of the series as a whole, but what say you? Does ‘Better Call Saul’ look to live up to the legacy of ‘Breaking Bad,’ by its first teaser? Watch the brief spot above, and tell us in the comments if you’ll check out the February premiere!