With production underway on Better Call Saul, you can see the first official set photo above, AMC have made some notable announcements about the Breaking Bad spin-off/prequel starring Bob Odenkirk.
There will be a delay in the debut date for the series. Saul was originally slated to premiere in November, but AMC now have decided to wait for early 2015, with Season 2 to premiere in early 2016.
Wait season 2?
Yup, even as they just begin to film Season 1, Better Call Saul has been given an order for Season 2! Season 1 will consist of ten episodes, while Season 2 of thirteen episodes.
While no exact date was given, AMC does add that Better Call Saul will air alongside The Walking Dead and Talking Dead. It’s very likely that means Saul will debut in February, when The Walking Dead usually returns from its midseason break, or somewhere around there.
AMC president Charlie Collier in a statement:
“Production on Better Call Saul is underway and we could not be more proud of nor more excited about the work to date. We join the fans in eager anticipation for this series and today we happily confirm that our initial Saul order is for two seasons and a total of 23 episodes. When introducing any series, especially one with the DNA of Breaking Bad, there are countless factors to consider in making sure the show gets the launch it deserves. We have a strong history with Vince, Peter, Bob, the studio and so many involved with this production; we are enjoying the process on Saul and all share a focus on making it a true television event. No half measures.”
Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan is directing the pilot and will then continue on as co-showrunner of the series alongside Peter Gould, the Breaking Bad writer who created Saul Goodman. Other returning Breaking Bad writers-producers include Thomas Schnauz and Gennifer Hutchison.
Jonathan Banks, who played fixer Mike Ehrmantraut is returning in addition to new cast members including Michale McKean, Patrick Fabian, Rhea Seehorn, and Michael Mando.