AMC’s ‘Better Call Saul’ Sets February Two-Night Premiere with Seedy New Teaser
AMC ‘Breaking Bad‘ spinoff ‘Better Call Saul‘ has already been guaranteed a second season and a February 2015 premiere, but at last we know when Saul, er…Jimmy McGill will begin his prequel journey. A new teaser for the legal eagle slots ‘Better Call Saul’ for a two-night premiere in early February, but its regular scheduling may surprise you.
Not only will the first half of ‘Better Call Saul’'s premiere air after ‘The Walking Dead‘ season 5 finale, February 8 at 10:00 P.M., but settles into its regular Monday timeslot the following night, February 9 at 10:00 P.M. What AMC plans to do with their vacant ‘Walking Dead’ slot after the finale is anyone’s guess, but seeing as ‘Hell on Wheels‘ thrived on Saturdays, AMC looks to expand its lineup into Mondays.
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.
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 Spanish-speaking career criminal Nacho Varga. 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 seems continually uncertain on the idea of a cameo appearance.
We’ll hopefully see a proper trailer for ‘Better Call Saul’ before the year is out (likely with ‘The Walking Dead’'s midseason finale), but what do you think? Are you any more excited to begin Saul’s journey anew on February 8? How do you feel about the show airing Mondays? Watch the latest trailer above, and give us your thoughts in the comments!