Interestingly, when viewers are finally able to catch back up with skeezy lawyer Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) in his upcoming Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul, the character will actually be going by the name Jimmy McGill and won’t have realized his full potential as a lawyer quite yet. And seeing as the series is set six years before Breaking Bad, he certainly has some time to figure everything out. Now, thanks to a clever bit of advertising from AMC, we have our first look at Odenkirk in character as McGill.
A commuter snapped the above pic of a billboard along I-25 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where much of Breaking Bad was set. Funnily enough, the number on the board is real, providing those who call it with a message from Odenkirk’s McGill. Go ahead, try it, you know you want to – we’ll wait.
Now that you’re back, let us tell you why we should all be excited for Better Call Saul. For one thing, Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan is heavily involved, as is writer and exec-producer Peter Gould. Secondly, Odenkirk isn’t the only returning star – Jonathan Banks is also reprising the role of fixer Mike Ehrmantraut. We also know that the show will feature new actors like Michael McKean as Chuck (Saul’s brother), Patrick Fabian as Hamlin, Rhea Seehorn as Kim and Michael Mando as Nacho.
Check out an AMC press release for the series below:
The series is set six years before Saul Goodman meets Walter White. 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 Ehrmantraut, 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.” The series’ tone is dramatic, woven with dark humor.
Better Call Saul arrives on AMC in 2015.