We weren't over the moon by the initial revelation that AMC would parlay 'Breaking Bad''s colossal success into prequel spinoff 'Better Call Saul,' but if we have to explore Saul Goodman's pre-Walter White past, our favorite New Mexican lawyer will at least keep some fine company. 'Breaking Bad' veteran Jonathan Banks (Mike Ehrmantraut) will co-captain 'Better Call Saul' alongside Bob Odenkirk, but how regular will Mike's presence be?
Last week we got our first look look at FX's forthcoming 'Fargo' TV series, before the network revealed the Coen brothers-adapted drama's April premiere date at the TCA press tour, though at last the star-studded true crime drama series has a cast photo gallery worthy of its pedigree. See the stars of FX's 'Fargo' in a full set of photos from the premiere!
We're still in enough disbelief over 'Breaking Bad''s ultimate end this past year, let alone that Saul Goodman's story will continue as spinoff prequel 'Better Call Saul,' but it seems we may return to 'Breaking Bad''s world even sooner than anticipated. Netflix has closed a deal with AMC to stream 'Better Call Saul' through all territories, making the drama available sooner than we'd expected in 2014.
While rumor has it that the 'Breaking Bad' spinoff (tentatively titled) 'Better Call Saul' could unfold as much post "Felina" as before we met Walter White's clownish lawyer, we still have a relatively small picture of what story Saul Goodman might have to tell. Enter series star Bob Odenkirk, who claims we might see Saul in the place we'd least expect to find him: a court of law!
Love or hate that 'Breaking Bad' will likely spin its enduring popularity into the prequel spinoff series 'Better Call Saul,' the question remains why creator Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould chose to set the drama in the past, rather than explore other aspects of the character. Prequel discussion may be premature however, as Bob Odenkirk claims we might see a bit of post-'Breaking Bad' Saul as well!
Like 'Fargo' herself, casting for FX's forthcoming adaptation of the 1996 Coen brothers classic has been a bit slow-moving, at least until today. The cable network opened the floodgates on its 'Fargo' TV series, revealing new parts to play from 'Breaking Bad' and 'Better Call Saul' star Bob Odenkirk, 'Private Practice''s Kate Walsh, 'Always Sunny''s Glenn Howerton, Adam Goldberg and more!
In 1995, former 'SNL' writer and actor Bob Odenkirk teamed up with his friend, comedian David Cross for a new sketch show for HBO: the subversive and witty 'Mr. Show with Bob and David,' featuring a line-up of alternative comedians and writers who, along with Cross and Odenkirk, would go on to have much bigger careers. The show was canceled in 1998 after just four seasons, and while it was nominated for four Primetime Emmy awards, it never took home a trophy.
15 years later, we take a look back at the cast and see how far they've come now.
We're still not quite sure if we're ready to laugh at 'Breaking Bad' when AMC moves forward on the 'Better Call Saul' spinoff, but fortunately Jimmy Fallon knows just how to strike the tone. Fallon's latest 'Late Night' parody sees the future 'Tonight Show' host "Joking Bad" with some incredible and surprising cameos, the best way to start your morning.
Devastated though we may be that 'Breaking Bad' will soon come to a close, leaving our jaws on the desert floor with each subsequent episode, we didn't think the real nightmare would ever come to pass. Spinoff series 'Better Call Saul' has officially been greenlit at AMC as a prequel to the story of Walter White, and there doesn't seem to be enough blue stuff in the world to cope with the news.
NBC's 'The Office' may have closed its doors for good (at least in America), but that hasn't stopped us from envisioning what the beloved NBC comedy might have been like on a different path. Among some of the early auditions from the series we've heard about, new footage of such comedy icons as Seth Rogen, Kathryn Hahn and even 'Breaking Bad' star Bob Odenkirk trying out for the show have emerged, painting a very different portrait of Dunder-Mifflin life.