New ‘Better Call Saul’ Teaser, Plus Another ‘Breaking Bad’ Character to Return?
AMC's 'Breaking Bad' spinoff 'Better Call Saul' has kept a relatively low profile since announcing its 2015 premiere, but a few new tidbits have emerged to tide us over until
Saul Jimmy McGill becomes the center of his own story. Get another teased glimpse into the prequel world of 'Better Call Saul,' and find out what 'Breaking Bad' star will reprise their role in the new series!
Much like the last looks at 'Better Call Saul,' the newest teaser only affords our protagonist a solitary line, as Jimmy weakly attempts to rally a courtroom's support to his side. And while it may yet take some time for a proper trailer to emerge (our guess would be with the 'Walking Dead' premiere), Vulture managed to obtain an interesting tidbit from 'Breaking Bad' star Robert Forster, who memorably played Saul's "disappearer" Ed in the final two episodes of the series:
I didn’t know they were doing a reboot of ['Heroes'], so obviously, it hasn’t come to me. They are doing a reboot of Breaking Bad, and though I have not been told a date, I have been told that the character I played will be seen on Better Call Saul.
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.
Well, what do you think? Will Saul's courtroom days, or the history of Robert Forster's character flesh out the franchise any more? You can check out the latest 'Better Call Saul' teaser above, and tell us if you think the new prequel series will live up to the legacy of 'Breaking Bad!'