AMC’s ‘Better Call Saul’ Goes Behind the Scenes with New Trailers and Synopses
Have you made up your mind on AMC’s ‘Breaking Bad’ spinoff prequel ‘Better Call Saul,’ premiering February 8 after ‘The Walking Dead’ season 5's return? Allow creator and star Vince Gilligan and Bob Odenkirk to make the case for you, with a brand-new behind-the-scenes featurette and trailer for the series, even descriptions of the first 5 episodes!
Our latest extended look at ‘Better Call Saul’ goes behind the scenes with the cast and crew of AMC’s new prequel spinoff, exploring the “tadpole” approach to Odenkirk’s Jimmy McGill becoming the Saul Goodman we remember opposite Walter White. Along with Vince Gilligan and executive producer Peter Gould’s testimony, AMC has also revealed brief synopsis of the first 5 episodes, the inaugural two of which will premiere on February 8 and 9, respectively:
Episode 1.01 - Uno
Jimmy tries an unconventional method for pursuing potential clients.
Episode 1.02 - Mijo
Jimmy’s troubles escalate, leaving him in dire straits; carelessness puts Chuck at risk.
Episode 1.03 - Nacho
Jimmy is eager to prove that his dangerous client is innocent.
Episode 1.04 - Hero
Jimmy must face consequences when his relationships become strained.
Episode 1.05 - Jello
Alarming news disrupts Jimmy’s efforts at drumming up new business.
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.
In addition to Jonathan Banks returning as Mike Ehrmantraut, ‘Better Call Saul’ features Michael McKean as Saul/Jimmy McGill’s brother Chuck, ‘The Last Exorcism’ star Patrick Fabian as “Kennedy-type” white-shoe law firm lawyer Howard Hamlin, Rhea Seehorn as fellow lawyer Kim Wexler, and ‘Orphan Black”s Michael Mando as career criminal Nacho Varga. Robert Forster claims his “Disappearer” character will return, and Dean Norris seems continually uncertain on the idea of a cameo appearance.
Take a look at the latest ‘Better Call Saul’ sneak peeks above and below, and tell us in the comments if you’ll lawyer up for the February 8 premiere!