Better Call Saul video

The Breaking Bad spin-off show Better Call Saul doesn’t premiere until February. (And we don’t even know precisely when in February.) But promotions for the show are already starting. A Breaking Bad marathon on AMC was capped off this weekend by this new Better Call Saul video featuring a song that could well be the show’s theme tune. Sung by Junior Brown, the country ditty has lyrics by show creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould. The video, which is pretty entertaining on its own, has some new footage from the show, while the lyrics could tease the sort of stories we can expect to see in the series.  Read More »

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Walter White may have had a rough year, but Breaking Bad had a great one. The AMC drama practically swept the 2014 Emmy Awards tonight with five wins, including Best Drama Series. The only series to pick up more statuettes this year was Sherlock: His Last Vow — and that’s only if you count the four Creative Arts Emmys it won earlier this month on top of the three it picked up during the telecast.

On the comedy side, Emmy voters continued to be high on Modern Family, which won Best Comedy Series for the fifth year in a row. Indeed, the most noticeable pattern to emerge in 2014, better or for worse, was Emmy’s preference for repeat winners over new ones. All four victors in the major acting categories had won before. Meanwhile, newbies like Orange Is the New Black and Silicon Valley were shut out. Even True Detective managed just one win during the ceremony, for director Cary Joji Fukunaga. Oh well. At least Fargo went home with Best Miniseries.

Hit the jump for the full list of winners.

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Better Call Saul promo

Bob Odenkirk‘s Saul Goodman was just a supporting character in the dramatic saga of Walter White, but his colorful personality couldn’t help but demand our attention. So in the upcoming Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul, he’ll finally get his time in the spotlight.

The show promises to delve into the hows and whys of this fan-favorite character, but for now all we have are questions. Like the one series co-creator Peter Gould poses in the new Better Call Saul promo: ”What kind of problem do you have that becoming Saul Goodman solves it?” Watch the Better Call Saul promo after the jump.

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Better Call Saul footage

AMC recently premiered the first Better Call Saul footage, and the clip from the Breaking Bad spin-off is now online. It’s not much — ten seconds of Saul (Bob Odenkirk) talking about the value of having a lawyer. But we know much of the show takes place six years before Breaking Bad, and this seems like a Saul who is younger and not quite as shark-like as he is by the time Walt and Jesse walk into his office years later. In fact, the character probably isn’t even called Saul at this point. He’s most likely going by the name James M. McGill. He once told Walt that’s his real name, but who knows with Saul? Presumably the show will fill in many more details.

Better Call Saul premieres in February 2015. Watch the footage below. Read More »

Better Call Saul plot details

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 »

Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman on Breaking Bad

Desperate for a Breaking Bad fix? AMC has both good and bad news for you.

The network announced today that the Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul has been delayed by several months, from late 2014 to early 2015. On the bright side, when the show finally does air we can expect more of it. AMC revealed that it has already renewed the series for a second season. For now, though, you’ll just have to settle for the first image from the set. More details and the first Better Call Saul image after the jump.

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Breaking Bad alternate ending

As it is, the Breaking Bad finale was pretty damn violent. But apparently, things could’ve gotten even bloodier. According to showrunner Vince Gilligan, at one point the writers were considering killing off just about everybody in a “Wild Bunch bloodbath of an ending.”

So what made them change their minds? Hit the jump to read Gilligan’s explanation — as well as details on some other Breaking Bad alternate endings that could’ve been.

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Vince Gilligan on Community

Did you see Vince Gilligan on Community last night? The Breaking Bad creator had a cameo appearance on this week’s episode of the NBC comedy series. Gilligan appears as a Southern cowboy guide on a vintage VCR game played by Abed and Annie. He also appeared in a post-credits sequence with Gina Gershon. Watch both clips embedded now after the jump.
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