Posted on Monday, August 25th, 2014 by Angie Han
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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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 »
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 »
Posted on Thursday, June 19th, 2014 by Angie Han
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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Posted on Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 by Angie Han
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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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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Bryan Singer will direct the pilot of Battle Creek, the new show from Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan and House creator David Shore. The show follows an FBI agent and a local detective who team to clean up the streets of the Michigan city that gives the show its name.
It’s not the only development for the series this week, as Dean Winters (Oz, 30 Rock, and Allstate’s mayhem) was recently announced as one of the show alongside Kal Penn, Janey McTeer, Aubrey Dollar and Edward Fordham Jr. Read More »
Aaron Paul wants to return to the Breaking Bad universe in the prequel series Better Call Saul. Paul not only wants to return, but he has had “serious talks” about it with the series co-creator Vince Gilligan. The show is set to be a prequel following Bob Odenkirk reprising his role as criminal lawyer, Saul Goodman. The AMC series is set to follow “the trials and tribulations in the time leading up to establishing his strip-mall law office in Albuquerque, New Mexico.”
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Posted on Sunday, February 2nd, 2014 by Angie Han
By this point in the awards race, it’s usually pretty clear who the frontrunners are. Most of the guilds have already thrown their support behind a few favorite films, which typically then go on to fare well at the Academy Awards. Nevertheless, there were a couple of mild surprises when the WGA announced its 2014 Writers Guild Award winners this weekend.
In the original screenplay category, Spike Jonze beat out the likes of David O. Russell and Woody Allen to pick up a prize for Her. That bodes well for Jonze on Oscar night, as the list of Oscar nominees perfectly matched the list of WGA nominees this year. A more unexpected result is Billy Ray‘s adapted screenplay win for Captain Phillips, but that doesn’t really make him the Oscar favorite. He didn’t have to compete against 12 Years a Slave or Philomena, both of which were deemed ineligible for the WGAs. Hit the jump to see who else won in the film and TV categories.
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