Breaking Bad fans will have had a little over a year to recover from withdrawal symptoms after the conclusion of their favorite show this past September when they are plunged right back into the sleazy underside of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and the world of its most likable shyster, Saul Goodman.
The AMC network has announced that its Breaking Bad spinoff series, Better Call Saul, will debut on the cable channel in November, The Los Angeles Times reports. An exact premiere date will be announced later so, for now, Breaking Bad addicts can simply block out the whole month of their calendar. That way, there's no chance of missing the highly anticipated series opener.
But there's actually a way to get a fix right now. AMC has created a fictional legal web site for the ethically dodgy personal injury lawyer to hawk his services. The BetterCallSaul.com site announces, "Welcome Lawbreakers!" And features videos of the small-time attorney encouraging potential clients to "sue 'em now!"
Among Saul's other promises, "Get Ca$h Now! I can prove that baby's not yours!"
Visitors to the site can also watch Saul in action on the "live" Saul Goodman "office webcam." Check out the video above for an early taste of Better Call Saul.
Saul Goodman was, and will again be played by 51-year-old actor/comedian Bob Odenkirk, a former writer for Saturday Night Live who got his first major national exposure on the mid-1990s HBO sketch comedy series Mr. Show With Bob and Dave, which he co-created with David Cross, who was later best known for his role on Arrested Development.
But for Odenkirk, the role of Saul Goodman would mark his breakout performance.
Despite appearances in more than 30 films — most recently the Oscar-contending Alexander Payne drama Nebraska — and dozens of TV shows, Better Call Saul will be the first time Odenkirk has carried a series as the sole lead.
The show is reported to be set in the period before Odenkirk's character meets Walter White, the high school chemistry teacher turned master methamphetamine manufacturer who was the central figure of Breaking Bad.
That creates the possibility that some events in Better Call Saul could overlap with early events depicted in Breaking Bad, because the Saul Goodman character did not appear until Breaking Bad's second season.