AMC’s ‘Better Call Saul’ Music Video Trailer Previews ‘Breaking Bad’ Prequel
Earlier this week we learned that 'Breaking Bad' prequel spinoff 'Better Call Saul' would preview its 2015 debut with a brand-new music video, but few knew the tone the new legal drama would strike. Now, country legend Junior Brown's new ballad with creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould previews the AMC prequel drama, giving Saul a legendary hymn all his own.
AMC's music video preview of 'Better Call Saul''s 2015 debut curiously refrains Saul Goodman's eventual Albuquerque slogan, ignoring the Jimmy McGill history AMC's prequel series looks to build around the character. All the same, fans can find a few new snippets of footage amid the song, leaving 'Breaking Bad' to begin anew with its prequel tale.
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, while Robert Forster claims his "Disappearer" character will return, and Dean Norris appeared to reject the idea of a cameo.
Well, what do you think? Are you looking forward to a pre-'Breaking Bad' spinoff of Saul's younger days, musical inclinations and all? Does the 'Better Call Saul' video catch your attention for the new series?