I was gonna make a new thread, search FTW!
tl;dr: Source says Walt and Jesse will at least make an appearance in the show some way or other.
AMC orders second season of 'Breaking Bad' spinoff 'Better Call Saul'
One of the shows we've been most excited about this year is the Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul, and it appears AMC feels the same way: it's ordered a second season of the show before it has even debuted.
Unfortunately for fans of the Goodman character, AMC is also pushing the show's debut date. Saul was originally targeted for release later this year, but AMC is now set to debut the show in the first quarter of 2015 (the second season will follow in the same timeframe in 2016).
are they even sure people will want to see it? its gonna debut almost 2 years after the final season of breaking bad. the only reason i will watch is because gilligan is involved, odenkirk and the saul character are cool enough but without cranston or even jessie (i already forgot the actor's rl name) what is my motivation for watching? granted if the show has mike and gustavo fring in it too, that changes things quite a bit. at least give us a pilot
Saul always worked very well around other characters fucking up. If that's the basis that he has a case of the week with some criminal retard then I think it will be ok. I have confidence in Odenkirk. The guy has has had his fingers in some of the funniest shit over the past 20 years (minus the Andy Dick show)
No way to tell how good it is until they show it. But if the people involved already signed onto a second season then it's probably good.
Keep in mind that this show also takes place BEFORE breaking bad. At least it was supposed to take place before, I don't know if that's changed.
With that in mind, Saul will still be a baller to the usual idiots he's defending.
The first Rambo film had john rambo being sent to vietnam to take pictures of possible POW camps, did you mean First Blood?
Seriously though, i am not expecting rambo nor do i want rambo the defense lawyer. In my head im imagining this show as a lawyer version of reno 911. I would like that because it wouldnt matter how big a wimp the star is when its all for comedic effect. I am not sure thats what this is gonna be.
Last edited by Astr0Chuk; 06-21-2014 at 07:17 PM.
Gilliam has said that he's concerned about the show's reception. Personally, I don't think the Saul character is good for anything other than brief comedic relief.
well this explains how some of the breaking bad cast may show up on BCS
'Better Call Saul' will take place before, during, and after 'Breaking Bad' | Inside TV | EW.com
pretty bummed its not airing this year though
Odenkirk and Gilligan are too talented for this to be anything less than awesome
Hopefully with the "after" part we can at least hear about what eventually happened to Walt and the family. I'm sure it will be on the news as it was national news when he was a fugitive.
but.. but walt died bro, he went to heaven and jesus forgave his sins.
Breaking Bad: Afterlife?!
Meh who cares about Walt's story. I hope to never see Skylar or Breakfast again.
'Better Call Saul': New photos, details from 'Breaking Bad' spin-off | Inside TV | EW.com
The producers of Better Call Saul are answering some questions about the hotly anticipated Breaking Bad spin-off prequel, and AMC is releasing some new photos. Writer-producers Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould took questions from reporters at the Television Critics Association’s press tour in Beverly Hills on Friday. Here’s what we learned:
1. The series regulars and their confirmed character names joining star Bob Odenkirk: Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad) as “fixer” Mike Erhmantraut, Michael McKean (This is Spinal Tap) as Chuck, Rhea Seehorn (Franklin & Bash) as Kim, Patrick Fabian (Grey’s Anatomy) as Hamlin and Michael Mando (Orphan Black) as Nacho.
2. Better Call Saul is set in 2002 — six years before Saul (Odenkirk) meets Walter White (Bryan Cranston) in Breaking Bad. Funny enough, that the events in Breaking Bad starting in 2008 is also new information, Gilligan said, noting that the original show never specified what year it took place. “I hesitate to say it, but it is indeed a period piece,” Gilligan said.
3. Yet the show will definitely jump around in time, as has been widely reported. “I think the best way to answer this and not get yelled at is you saw from Breaking Bad that we like non-linear storytelling and jumping around in time,” Gilligan said. “I would point you in the that direction, that anything that’s possible in Breaking Bad is possible in Better Call Saul.”
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4. Saul Goodman’s name in Better Call Saul is not yet Saul Goodman. When we meet Odenkirk’s character, he’s actually known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer hustling to make ends meet and working with Mike. The series will track Jimmy’s transformation into Saul Goodman.
5. McKean (photo below) plays Goodman’s brother. “So we have these two comedy legends working together,” Gould noted.
6. The show will not copy Breaking Bad’s neo-Western visual style. “Peter came with an idea book of frame grabs from classic movies, like The Conformist, we talked a lot about Kubrick,” Gilligan said. “We’re doing our damndest to make it as different as possible. It’s important that this not look like a carbon copy of Breaking Bad.”
7. Walter White will only show up if it makes sense: “If it makes sense we’ll do it, if it doesn’t make sense we won’t,” Gilligan said. “I’d love to have him as a director … character wise, who knows? Maybe there’s a way to do it.”
8. There’s a chance fan-favorite villain Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) could return: “There’s always a chance, yeah,” Gilligan said. Added Gould: “These are all characters we love and with Gus there is so much more to say about that character, and we certainly love Giancarlo. Having said that, we’re trying to make something that stands on its own that has an entertainment value that’s not just seeing a series of old favorites. It’s not the series equivalent of a clip show. So we try to balance these things out. But I agree there’s so much to be said about Gus — although in the series it always seemed to me that Saul didn’t know Gus directly. He knew a guy who knew a guy.”
9. The reason Better Call Saul was pushed from fall to early 2015: “I am slow as mud as a TV writer,” Gilligan said. “We had a pace on Breaking Bad thanks to AMC that was deliciously stately … we have a way of doing things that’s slower than most tv shows … because we want to think everything through and we think that pays dividends.”
10. Some Breaking Bad directors are returning: After Gilligan’s premiere, Michelle MacLaren (Game of Thrones) will direct episode 2, Terry McDonough (who directed the first Saul episode) directs episode 3 and Colin Bucksey (four episodes of Breaking Bad) helms episode four and Adam Bernstein (Fargo) has episode 5.
Better Call Saul is set to premiere in early 2015. As previously announced, Gilligan directed the first episode of the first season, which will consist of 10 epiosdes. The second season will consist of 13 episodes.
Sounds lame, would still rather see him post Heizenberg!4. Saul Goodman’s name in Better Call Saul is not yet Saul Goodman. When we meet Odenkirk’s character, he’s actually known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer hustling to make ends meet and working with Mike. The series will track Jimmy’s transformation into Saul Goodman.
I will watch this and keep an eye out in every scene for a bald man with glasses sitting in the background.
Originally Posted by Sutekh
Walter white only went bald after he got cancer
Just went up in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
'Better Call Saul' Billboard Unveiled in Albuquerque (Along With Saul's Law Office Phone Number)"Hello! You've reached the law office of James M. McGill, esquire, a lawyer you can trust. Kindly leave your information at the tone, and Mr. McGill will phone you promptly."
AMC to debut 'Better Call Saul' with two-night event
Better clear your calendar: AMC has given Better Call Saul a debut date. On Feb. 8 at 10 p.m., the network will unveil the first episode of the Breaking Bad spin-off featuring Bob Odenkirk’s Saul Goodman, the not-so-virtuous lawyer employed by meth king Walter White (Bryan Cranston). The following night at 10 p.m., the second episode will be unspooled. Subsequent episodes will air in the show’s regular Mondays-at-10-p.m. slot.
Meh. Watching him get his shit wrekt by the same character he got wrekt by for many seasons isn't enough for me to think they could make another good season.
also seems like a bit of a contradiction for saul to get his ass kicked by mike at their first meeting when the ass kicking later on is what caused saul to hire Baby Huey as a bodyguard. i mean if he had a fear of mike early on, he would never have worked with him in the first place, would he?
Plenty of ways for it to make sense.
Mike throws Saul around a bit but doesn't hurt him seriously (what we saw in the clip).
Then Saul is actually beat up or in need of a "toughguy".
Saul thinks about his previous encounter, hires him.
It's so awesome that AMC is region-locking advertisement...
Kinda lame that we know Mike is eventually undone by a wuss like Walt.
getting outsmarted by heisenberg isnt something that rarely happened on that show. he outsmarted everyone cept the cancer.
@khalid, thats a possibility, but still you usually dont want to work with people who kicked your ass. i can indeed see saul racking his brain for a tough guy and hitting up mike for the gig .
Last edited by Astr0Chuk; 12-03-2014 at 02:58 AM.
He didn't really outsmart him anyway, just shot him when it made no sense in a fit of rage.
And Saul hiring people who kick his ass is no surprise. Shit, he started working with Walt/Jesse immediately after being captured. He can't help but find himself working with people who kick his ass.
Last edited by Cantatus; 12-03-2014 at 11:19 PM.
still not that excited about this, i pretty much have written AMC off anyway, but i will be fair and give it a try.
How have you written off AMC? A lot of good shows there.
Looking forward to this on Sunday after reading this:
Yes, Itâ€™s Good: AMCâ€™s Big â€˜Better Call Saulâ€™ Bet Pays Off
Araysar confirmed Commie:
Originally Posted by Araysar
Usually don't get excited for shows, but I can't help it with this. If it's even half as good as breaking bad it will still be better than any show out there.
I wouldn't say "half as good" would make it better than anything else. That's retarded. It probably would be better than most shows though.
I'm hearing some really good things about this show, so I'm already all in. Can't wait.
The first episode ends in a huge cliffhanger, which is why it's so good that they're doing the 2nd episode the very next day (Monday).
And that the 2nd episode was just awesome. Unexpected things happen. It was a very unspoiler type of conversation, but it made me want to watch.
Bob Odenkirk was on Opie Radio yesterday (Sirius XM - it was Opie & Anthony), and they saw the first 3 episodes before the interview.
Skip to 1 hour, 2 minutes into the video for the start of his interview.
Last edited by Xarpolis; 02-06-2015 at 06:13 PM.
its ok so far.
uh was that tuco?
Last edited by Astr0Chuk; 02-09-2015 at 04:09 AM.
Not to spoil, but yes to your question.
Loved it. The whole sequence where the embezzlement couple is about to sign the contract was great.
Reserving judgement until after tonight. Parts I liked parts I literally fell asleep in.
May have been me not feeling well or something else like wtf did I just watch previously on TWD.
Will see tonight what changes in my opinion of it.
Finding out his "office" is in the back of an Asian nail salon was perfect.
Off to a great start:
AMC roared back with a block of scripted originals on Sunday night, and Better Call Saul earned record cable ratings in its launch.
The Breaking Bad spinoff nabbed 6.9 million viewers and 3.4 rating among adults 18-49. Both of those stats make it the best series premiere in cable history. That's after The Walking Dead returned, steady with last year's midseason debut, to 15.6 million viewers and a 8.0 rating among adults 18-49. Only the Grammys drew bigger numbers last night — or, for that matter, last week.
Gilligan sure has a thing going on for cracked windshields.
The last 30 minutes were great. The first half was slow but if you watched Breaking Bad slow starts shouldn't concern you in the least.
is that a .50 cal revolver? holy shit, your hand is going to be hurting after using that.
That's a Tarus Judge. It chambers a .45 long colt or a 410 shotgun shell.
oh ok, thats why the chambers are so thick. godamn handcannon
so what exactly is wrong with michael mckeon? is he agorophobic with some kind of tech phobia?
Is there anyone watching this that didn't watch Breaking Bad? I wonder how much I would be enjoying this if I didn't know all those characters.
Originally Posted by Noodleface
Really liked the second episode as well. Tuco is the shit.
I think this will be great once it gets rolling. Right now it is very much still establishing things, once he goes full Saul things will be much more entertaining.
The first two episodes were tight. Really enjoyed it. The second episode went by so quickly. Also, the first episode had an amazing track that I had to look up.
I started wondering this morning about some of the nuances this show might throw at us from time to time. For example I was thinking, why is Mike a car park attendant? What we know from BB is that he was a Philly officer who had a dramatic exit and started his own PI office along with becoming a hitman. There was even the time that Gus asked him to look into Gus' own history to see if he would find anything just to see if the DEA could find something. Mike is That good. So why is he a car park attendant? Which leads me to believe 2 things,
That's just Mike's life situation at the moment, or it's a potential misdirection making us think that is the case, but the reality is that he is working on something much bigger and if so what is it that he has to be in that particular car park booth? Mike sells it so well by looking unhappy at the work that he is doing there, but I think we may have something more than that.
my biggest worry about this show is, i hope they dont go to the Breaking Bad well too often. yeah Tuco is fine because we didnt get to see too much of him and he was awesome. the actor at the time declined to be on the show further in fear of becoming typecast as a mexican druglord. yeah welcome back dude. Breaking Bad developed all its own characters, they didnt need to borrow from mad men or whatever. i dont expect gilligan to do this too often, its just a worry i have. i also cant wait til they start their Better Call Saul podcasts. i really enjoyed the ones they had for Breaking Bad. when they stopped, it felt like i lost 2 awesome shows.
Pretty sure he was on some cop show that the re-jimmied scheduling conflicted with after the writer's strike. I think by episode 5 we're all going to be in love with this show.
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