AMC’s First ‘Better Call Saul’ Trailer Screams at Us to Atone
Much as we’ve enjoyed AMC’s brief ‘Better Call Saul’ teasers, we’re anxious for a first look at the new ‘Breaking Bad’ prequel spinoff hitting screens in 2015. Now, the network has at last delivered a real ‘Better Call Saul’ trailer, complete with supporting characters, and the spirited kicking of trash cans. Merry Christmas to us all!
Our first real look at ‘Better Call Saul’ (from Vulture) features the titular character (or Jimmy McGill, as he was known) practicing as a down-on-his-luck lawyer, facing rejection at every turn, and taking his frustrations out on innocent trash cans. Could the kicking of said trash cans lead to discovering a bag of blue meth, and a foreshadowing porkpie hat? Will someone call somebody “bitch” in the process? The sky’s the limit for ‘Better Call Saul,’ unless you’re a trash can!
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 below, and tell us in the comments how many trash cans you’d kick for an early look at the premiere of ‘Breaking Bad’’s prequel spinoff!