AMC’s ‘Better Call Saul’ Gets Pensive in New Poster and Teasers
AMC’s ‘Breaking Bad’ prequel spinoff ‘Better Call Saul’ hasn’t made much of the fact that it’s title character won’t even go by that name for some time, but that hasn’t stopped the first official poster and its subsequent teasers from digging into some ‘Breaking Bad’ nostalgia. Return to the New Mexican desert and a familiar car wash with a new look at 2015's ‘Better Call Saul!’
Things don’t look so good for ol’ Jimmy McGill, or Saul, or however we’re supposed to address the character when ‘Better Call Saul’ hits airwaves on February 8. The latest poster shows Saul sullenly waiting by a payphone in the desert, while an accompanying teaser literally puts the character through the ringer of a car wash. Most of the ‘Saul’ teasers of late have kept up a minimalist approach of the character’s iconography, but we’re hoping to see an actual trailer before long.
Premiering over two nights on February 8 and 9, 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.
Take a look at the latest ‘Better Call Saul’ teasers above and below, as well as the new poster, and tell us in the comments what you make of ‘Breaking Bad’'s prequel spinoff!