AMC announced today they've ordered a second season of Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul, prior to the first season even premiering. The network has also delayed the first season premiere of Better Call Saul, which was supposed to happen in November, and is now pushed to early 2015. The second season will consist of 13 episodes; the first will be 10 episodes. Additionally, Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan will now be serving as co-showrunner. He had previously not planned on being involved in the show full-time.
Created by Gilligan and Peter Gould, Better Call Saul is an hour-long comedy-drama that stars Bob Odenkirk as his Breaking Bad character Saul [...]
It's still up in the air whether Vince Gilligan's Bob Odenkirk-centric Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul is a prequel, sequel, or takes place during the time frame of its predecessor, but Gilligan tells EW that he wants Jonathan Banks to potentially reprise his role of Mike Ehrmantraut on the new show.
When asked if he wants any Breaking Bad character to pop up or have an extended role on Saul, Gilligan replied:
The character that springs to mind would be Mike. That would be a great deal of fun. I would say the sky’s the limit, at least theoretically speaking. Realistically speaking, we’ve got a whole lot [...]
Creator Vince Gilligan shared some new info about Breaking Bad's upcoming spinoff/prequel, tentatively titled Better Call Saul, in a Hollywood Reporter profile today. Both Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, in addition to other Breaking Bad actors, have expressed interest in making cameos in the new show, which will be centered on Bob Odenkirk's sleazy lawyer Saul Goodman. Gilligan says he intends to make this happen: "Personally, I'd have a hard time resisting putting all these guys in for a cameo or two every now and then."
The Gilligan profile also mentions that the one-hour Saul Goodman spinoff will be 75 percent comedic and 25 percent dramatic, and that [...]