The Better Call Saul Season 2 release date hasn’t been announced yet. However, AMC doesn’t want you to think they’d forgotten about the Breaking Bad spin-off.
Fans have been waiting over eight months for another fresh appearance from struggling lawyer Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk), the man who would become criminal lawyer Saul Goodman. While creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould haven’t said low long the series would run for, it’s likely they’ll keep it going as long as fans are interested. The original Breaking Bad lasted for five seasons, but the story was finished at the end of it.
Breaking Bad wasn’t based on a novel or anything, but its prequel could take after shows like The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones. Those series seem unending in their longevity, and Better Call Saul could attempt to outlast them.
It’s unknown how long Bob Odenkirk is likely to keep reprising the role of the man who helped keep Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) out of serious trouble with the law. The chances are good that fans might get tired of waiting for Jimmy to finally take up the mantle of Saul Goodman, though it might happen in the coming season, as the Huffington Post reports.
We’ll know more when the Better Call Saul Season 2 release date hits, though there is no official word of an exact date. Instead, AMC has released two trailers to let us know they are working on it. In the same vein as Breaking Bad, the first trailer focuses on the comedy and stress involved in the life of its star character. It starts out with Jimmy telling an audience, “[What] you folks need to know about me? I’ve got nothing to lose.”
Then the sounds of Tupac’s “Keep Ya Head Up” provide the soundtrack to the rest of the trailer, as the words “trying to make a dollar out of 15 cents” repeat. This is the basic goal of Jimmy McGill, a man who’ll do anything to stretch his dollar, even eventually renting an outlet store in a strip mall.
The first trailer for Better Call Saul Season 2 teases its 2016 release date, featuring a scene where he’s helping the elderly prepare their wills for $140. At the time, it was the only kind of legal help he could manage as being an actual lawyer was too much of a headache. It also shows his usual struggles, such as attempting to start a stubborn car, willing the phone to ring, and getting arrested. His frustrations are also on full display as he kicks his office door shut.
We aren’t given much about what will happen in Better Call Saul‘s Season 2 run. When the release date hits, we will likely be treated to more of Jimmy’s antics as he struggles to make money and likely does crazy things in frustration.
Adding to his stress and the general comedic feel of the show is the straight-faced and often intimidating Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks), another character who is expected to evolve, in his case into a drug kingpin’s personal hitman.
The second trailer for Better Call Saul Season 2 still mentions no release date, but it does start out with what could be the origin of Jimmy’s eventual new name. Someone asks him for his name and he says, “Saul. It’s all good, man.” The scenes this time aren’t a montage, but there are audio clips telling us what’s going through Jimmy’s brain.
There is a revelation in the end that the Better Call Saul Season 2 release date will give us our first glimpse of Jimmy’s transformation. Mike says something about “doing the right thing,” to which Jimmy says, “You know what? It’s never stopping me again.”
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