Posted on Monday, January 4th, 2016 by Angie Han
Better Call Saul may have Breaking Bad to thank for its initial wave of hype, but it was Better Call Saul‘s own achievements that won over the critics, and kept audiences coming back week after week. It didn’t take long for the spinoff series to establish itself as a worthwhile drama in its own right, with its own pitch-black sense of humor, painful emotional truths, and fully broken-in universe.
Not that there was ever much doubt, on AMC’s part anyway. The network renewed Better Call Saul for a second season months before the first season even premiered, and now we’re just a few short weeks away from reuniting with the future Saul Goodman (played by Bob Odenkirk). A new piece of Better Call Saul season 2 key art offers a (mostly metaphorical) trials to come for poor Jimmy in the coming season. Check it out after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, January 12th, 2015 by Angie Han
Everyone’s favorite sleazy lawyer Saul Goodman will be returning to TV this winter in Better Call Saul, as will everyone’s favorite no-nonsense fixer Mike Ehrmentraut. But don’t look for Walter White or Jesse Pinkman to join them anytime soon.
Executive producer Peter Gould has confirmed that Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul will not be in Season 1 of the spinoff series. After the jump, find out why — and get a good long look at the characters we will be seeing, in the form of a Better Call Saul extended trailer. Read More »
Posted on Monday, December 1st, 2014 by Angie Han
It’s not like Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) and Mike Ehrmentraut (Jonathan Banks) were BFFs when we knew them on Breaking Bad. But as it turns out, their Heisenberg-era relationship is downright cuddly compared to their earliest interactions.
AMC has revealed the first clip from its Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul, showing them locking horns in one of their first meetings. Who’d have thought these two would go on to have such a long, fruitful professional relationship? Hit the jump for the new Better Call Saul clip, plus another Better Call Saul teaser. Read More »
There are a few revelations in the first behind the scenes set video of AMC’s upcoming Breaking Bad spin-off, Better Call Saul. The show stars Bob Odenkirk as the slimy lawyer from Breaking Bad, and if you haven’t followed along with the early promos for the show, one revelation here is that Saul Goodman isn’t the guy’s real name. He’s really Jimmy McGill. That’s just the very tip of the character expansion Saul is getting in this new show, however, and I’m so in. (Who am I kidding, I was already in.)
The video also features tons of the new actors and below the line talent discussing how special it is to be back in the A.B.Q — Albuquerque, New Mexico — to shoot the series. Check out the Better Call Saul set video below. Read More »
OK, here we go: real details on what Vince Gilligan is doing with his Breaking Bad spin-off series Better Call Saul. We’ve known some basics, such as that Bob Odenkirk and Jonathan Banks are reprising their Breaking Bad roles of Saul Goodman and Mike Ehrmantraut. And we’ve heard a hell of a lot of rumors, speculation, and “maybe” details from Gilligan, Odenkirk, and other participants. Now during a TCA press tour, Gilligan and AMC have offered up two new photos (that’s one above), a cast list, and new Better Call Saul plot details.
Now we know that the show is generally set six years before the events of Breaking Bad, before Saul was even called Saul. All the details are below. Read More »
Just how did Saul Goodman hook up with Mike Ehrmantraut before the events of hit AMC series Breaking Bad? It seems we may soon find out. Jonathan Banks, the actor who played Mike during several seasons of the show, has officially been added to the cast of Better Call Saul, the Breaking Bad spin-off co-created and produced by Vince Gilligan. Unlike potential cameos by Breaking Bad stars Aaron Paul or Bryan Cranston, Banks is a series regular. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 by Angie Han
We know Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) will be back for Better Call Saul, obviously. And potential appearances by Walt (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse (Aaron Paul) have been teased as well. But one guy series co-creator Vince Gilligan really seems to have his heart on bringing back is Mike Ehrmentraut, the no-nonsense fixer/enforcer/hitman played by Jonathan Banks.
That is, if Gilligan can get him. As he points out, most of the Breaking Bad actors have moved on to other things. And that’s not even getting into the other, non-casting challenges presented by the show. Hit the jump to see what Gilligan had to say about Banks, Better Call Saul‘s fractured timeline, and his big regret about Breaking Bad.
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AMC has announced that they will be running every single episode of Breaking Bad in a marathon leading up to the series finale on September 29th. The event, titled “Countdown To Finale,” will begin on September 25th at 8pm with the first episode of the show from Season 1. The marathon will go non-stop until it hits the end of Season 4 late on Friday September 27th. The network will then air Season 5 (parts a and b) beginning on September 28 at 11pm, which will leakin directly to the 75-minute series finale on September 29th at 9pm.
That finale will be followed by a one-hour live edition of Talking Bad hosted by Chris Hardwick featuring series creator/show-runner Vince Gilligan, alongside stars Aaron Paul, Giancarlo Esposito, Jesse Plemmons, RJ Mitte, Jonathan Banks and for some weird reason, talk show host Jimmy Kimmel. So if you’ve missed out on Breaking Bad, AMC is giving you a chance to catch the entire thing leading up to what will likely be ONE OF the most talked about television finale’s in history. They’re even giving you a break to sleep on Friday night, so whats your excuse? Full press release after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 by Angie Han
Following in the footsteps of his old boss Gus, Mike will drop by Greendale in the next season of Community. Also after the jump:
- Game of Thrones recasts one of its roles for Season 4
- Lee Daniels is circling a Sammy Davis Jr. movie for HBO
- History greenlights Houdini mini with Adrien Brody
- FX is developing a Louie-style comedy for DL Hughley
- Sony is adapting Robert Rodriguez‘s El Mariachi for TV
- See trailers for Yahoo series from Ed Helms, Jack Black, and more
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Posted on Monday, September 17th, 2012 by Angie Han
Today’s TV Bits consists of a bit of casting info, some scheduling notes, and several interesting promos. After the jump:
- Bates Motel casts the Charlie & the Chocolate Factory kid as Norman
- Isla Fisher and Terry Crews have been added to Arrested Development
- Breaking Bad‘s Jonathan Banks will go gangster on CBS’ Vegas
- Shameless, House of Lies, and Californication return in January
- HBO and CBS lead the Creative Arts Emmys with 17 and 13 wins, respectively
- Revisit familiar faces in the first teaser for Season 2 of Girls
- See The Office‘s newest additions in a new promo for Season 9
- Still more American Horror Story: Asylum teasers hit the web
- Everyone is exhausted in new Walking Dead teaser and stills
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