AMC’s next show slated to glue audiences to their couches is Breaking Bad spinoff, Better Call Saul. When first announced, the series had its fair share of detractors, with many sullying its name out of fear that it would merely retread what made Bad so successful. However, with the absence of drug duo Walter White and Jesse Pinkman, there’s a new sheriff in town… well, actually, it’s their crooked lawyer, Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk).
The network’s faith in Saul is evident by their build-up teasers, posters, photos, behind-the-scenes featurettes… you name it, AMC have delivered it. Their efforts have been an enjoyable foray into Saul’s early days as the straight-laced lawyer Jimmy McGill, eight years before we were first introduced to him in Bad. With the show’s premiere approaching fast, things have stepped up a notch as we have finally got a glimpse at footage taken directly from the show itself.
In the above teaser, the clock winds backward to 2002 as we see Saul in his old guise as Jimmy. The lawyer’s transition from upstanding citizen to bent attorney is absent from this brief 30-second tease; no doubt that revelation will be saved for the show. Either way, by the moments we’re offered here it seems that poor Jimmy is down on his luck. So, who’s gonna come along and entice him to the dark side? We’ll find out when Better Call Saul arrives for its double-night premiere at 10pm on February 8th and 9th.
Better Call Saul is the prequel to the award-winning series Breaking Bad, set six years before Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) became Walter White’s lawyer. 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 Erhmantraut (Jonathan Banks), 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.”
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