New ‘Better Call Saul’ Trailer Teaser: “Who Needs That Aggravation, Right?!”
The surprise renewal of AMC’s ‘Halt and Catch Fire‘ left us curious for the network’s confidence in its own future, and with all eyes on ‘Breaking Bad‘ for tonight’s 2014 Emmy Awards, series spinoff ‘Better Call Saul‘ has a world of work ahead of it. See for yourself in the latest brand-new trailer teaser for Bob Odenkirk‘s return to the role of
Saul Goodman Jimmy McGill, premiering in 2015!
Though only providing a brief bit more footage than the previous ‘Better Call Saul’ spot, our newest look at the ‘Breaking Bad’ spinoff sees series creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould previewing the character’s life a half-decade or so before meeting Walter White. Saul himself seems somewhat down on his luck in the new footage, adding to his offscreen scene partners that “I don’t go looking for guilty people to represent. Who needs that aggravation, right?!” Foreshadowing!
Premiering in February 2015 and already renewed for a second season, here’s how AMC describes ‘Better Call Saul’:
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’ will feature Jonathan Banks returning as Mike Ehrmantraut, alongside a new cast that includes Christopher Guest alum Michael McKean as Saul’s brother Chuck, ‘The Last Exorcism’ star Patrick Fabian as “Kennedy-type” white-shoe law firm lawyer Hamlin, Rhea Seehorn as fellow lawyer Kim, and ‘Orphan Black”s Michael Mando as Spanish-speaking career criminal Nacho. Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul have also expressed their interest in appearing on the series, though Dean Norris appeared to reject the idea.
It could be a while yet before we see any real trailer, but what do you say? Does ‘Better Call Saul’ look to live up to the legacy of ‘Breaking Bad?’ What do you want to see from Saul, er….Jimmy’s early days? Check out the latest ‘Better Call Saul’ teaser above, and give us your thoughts in the comments!