TV AMC orders second season of ‘Better Call Saul,’ moves season 1 debut to early 2015

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    AMC is already calling Saul again. The network announced Thursday that it had picked up a second season of Better Call Saul, the Breaking Bad spin-off starring Bob Odenkirk, before the first episode of the show has even aired.

    And speaking of season 1: The first of those highly anticipated 10 episodes, which was originally slated to debut in November, has been pushed back a few months and will now premiere in early 2015, according to AMC. The 13-episode season 2 is scheduled to hit the air in early 2016.

    Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan, who is serving as co-showrunner and executive producer of Saul, will direct the first episode of the series, which will serve as a prequel and chronicle the adventures of underhanded attorney Saul Goodman before he teamed up with meth kingpin Walter White (Bryan Cranston). The network also released the first official photo from the set, which features Odenkirk, Gilligan, and Peter Gould, the Bad co-executive producer who created the Goodman character and is serving as Saul‘s other co-showrunner/executive producer.

    “Production on Better Call Saul is underway and we could not be more proud of nor more excited about the work to date. We join the fans in eager anticipation for this series and today we happily confirm that our initial Saul order is for two seasons and a total of 23 episodes,” said AMC president Charlie Collier in a statement. “When introducing any series, especially one with the DNA of Breaking Bad, there are countless factors to consider in making sure the show gets the launch it deserves. We have a strong history with Vince, Peter, Bob, the studio and so many involved with this production; we are enjoying the process on ‘Saul’ and all share a focus on making it a true television event. No half measures.”

    The project reunites many members of the Breaking Bad team besides Gilligan, Gould, and Odenkirk. Jonathan Banks, who played fixer Mike Ehrmantraut on the original series, is a member of the cast, and Bad writer-producers Thomas Schnauz and Gennifer Hutchison are among Saul‘s scribes. New cast members include Michael McKean, Patrick Fabian, Rhea Seehorn, and Michael Mando.

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  2. Might as well milk the franchise while they can, I'm truthfully unsure of how the 23 hr long episode series will play out entirely but hopefully they can make an entertaining show.
  3. I'm excited. Love Saul.
  4. I'm guessing the only reason they pushed the debut is because originally it would start the around the same time as The Walking Dead. Good move imo.
  5. Walking Dead is on AMC though. So that makes no sense. They can have them both be on the same day.
  6. Not a good move. Because they would end around the same time and we would have nothing to watch. That's why whenever Breaking Bad ended, Walking Dead started and vice versa.
  7. ohhh right. I don't have cable so I wouldn't know lol
  8. It's official! AMC has set a debut date for the Breaking Bad spin-off titled 'Better Caul Saul'.. the show will kick off with a 2 night event, Feb. 8 @ 10 PM Eastern which is a Monday and then the following night it will air the second episode at the same time.
  9. Looks like they've stated Season 1 won't have Jesse or Walt in it.
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