AMC show starring Bob Odenkirk set to air in February
A short clip from Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul was shown on American television over the weekend. Bob Odenkirk stars in the AMC show set to air in February 2015.
In the 10-second teaser a younger looking Saul is talking to an unknown client and warns: “Lawyers, we’re like health insurance. You hope you never need it but, man oh man, not having it? No.”
Speaking during an AMC press tour last month, co-creator Vince Gilligan said of the series: “It’s a leap of faith, or stupidity, into the unknown. I thought it was going to be easy, going forward, because we know who this guy is. But we didn’t really know who this guy is, at all, when you think about it.
“He was a really interesting supporting character… We know where this guy is going. We can’t, for instance, in the first episode, have him lose an arm or an eye, or something like that. He could have a glass eye.”
Continued Gilligan: “We know where the guy is going to end up, and we know that we’re going to bring him to that point. We know it’s not the name he was born with. And one of the questions that we ask ourselves a lot is, ‘What problem does being Saul Goodman solve?’ That was our kick-off point.”
Gilligan has already revealed that when we meet Saul he’s actually called Jimmy McGill and hustling for ‘legal’ work with fixer Mike Ehrmantraut. Due to a shifting timeline, the show is initially set in 2002, six years before Saul Goodman meets Walter White.
The first season of Better Call Saul will run across 10 episodes. A second season, which will consist of 13 episodes, has already been commissioned.