I’ll take this opportunity to present some of the same questions I’ve been wondering since the “Breaking Bad” spinoff “Better Call Saul” was first announced: will this show be able to stand on its own alongside the incredibly acclaimed series that inspired it? Will it lean too much on references to things that happened in “Breaking Bad,” or will it carve out its own identity? Will fans analyze it with the same intense fervor that they did with each “Breaking Bad” episode? Is an entire show set around the Saul Goodman character going to be too much and ultimately leave a sour taste in our mouths in the same way that, say, Get Him to the Greek spoiled Russell Brand’s Aldous Snow character from Forgetting Sarah Marshall? Time will tell, and now we finally know when some of those questions will start to be answered.
AMC has officially announced that the premiere of “Better Call Saul” will happen at 10pm on Sunday, February 8th, 2015. But here’s even more news about the show: the second episode will air the very next night, on Monday, February 9th at 10pm, and the series will continue to air on Monday nights for the rest of its 10-episode run.
Set predominantly in 2002, years before the events of “Breaking Bad” occur, the show stars Bob Odenkirk as “Jimmy McGill” (aka Saul Goodman), Jonathan Banks as Mike, Michael McKean as Jimmy/Saul’s brother, Rhea Seehorn (“Franklin & Bash”) as Kim, Patrick Fabian (“Grey’s Anatomy”) as Hamlin, and Michael Mando (“Orphan Black”) as Nacho. The network has also released a brand new teaser trailer for the show, which has the same kind of tone that most of their promos have had so far:
What do you think about “Better Call Saul”? Does it have a chance to be as good or better than “Breaking Bad”?
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