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AMC's 'Better Call Saul' Now Has Its Very Own Song

Ahead of the February premiere of AMC's Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul, the network released the above music video over the weekend for "Better Call Saul: The Song." The song was written by show creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould and performed by country singer Junior Brown, and the video features the first real peeks at what we can expect from the spin-off next year.

Jonathan Banks Joins Bob Odenkirk in 'Better Call Saul' Cast

The Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul is beginning to round out its cast. According to Variety, Jonathan Banks has been cast alongside Bob Odenkirk as a regular on the series. Banks played Saul's private investigator Michael "Mike" Ehrmantraut on Breaking Bad, so he'll reprise the role for the prequel and be on hand to clean up all Saul's messes. Banks and Odenkirk are so far the only announced cast members for Better Call Saul, which is set to premiere on AMC this November.

'Better Call Saul' Might Be A Sequel, Or a Prequel/Sequel Combo

Better Call Saul, the highly anticipated Breaking Bad spinoff starring Bob Odenkirk's lawyer character Saul Goodman, may not end up being a prequel after all. In a recent IGN interview, Odenkirk said the format of the show, which was picked up in September, is still being decided.

A lot of people do want to see what happens to next to Saul. So, I don’t know what they’re going to do. I know they’ve talked about prequel, but they’ve also talked to me about sequel, and they’ve also talked to me about a mix of prequel and sequel.

He also affirmed that the show will be more dramedy than a [...]

Vince Gilligan Says a Saul Goodman 'Breaking Bad' Spin-Off Is "Indeed Worth Doing"

With Breaking Bad set to end its run this summer, we previously reported that creator Vince Gilligan and writer/producer Peter Gould are developing a comedy spin-off based around Bob Odenkirk's slimeball lawyer Saul Goodman. In an interview with Empire out today, Gilligan spoke at length about a Saul Goodman spin-off, saying that he'd like to see it happen but that it probably won't live up to the hype of Breaking Bad. Here's everything Vince Gilligan said about the project today:

Well, you never assume lightning is going to strike twice. Having said that, I think a Saul Goodman show would be a great deal of fun, and [...]

AMC Orders Season 2 of 'Better Call Saul' Before Season 1 Even Airs; Pushes Premiere to 2015

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 [...]

Vince Gilligan Says He Wants Mike Ehrmantraut to Appear on 'Better Call 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 [...]

Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul Cameos Are Planned for 'Better Call Saul'

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 [...]

Michael McKean Joins the Cast of 'Better Call Saul'

Deadline reports that legendary This Is Spinal Tap performer Michael McKean has joined the cast of the Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul centered on Bob Odenkirk's criminal lawyer character Saul Goodman. McKean will play a new character named Dr. Thurber, "a brilliant attorney who is now restricted by an unusual affliction." News of McKean's casting follows that of Breaking Bad alum Jonathan Banks reprising his role as Saul's private investigator Mike Ehrmantraut. The prequel is currently set to debut this November.

'Better Call Saul' Should Be On the Air Within a Year, Will Spend a Lot of Time in Court

This weekend, Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan said that he expects the show's spinoff Better Call Saul, starring Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman, to be on the air "before next year is done." And showrunner Peter Gould talked a bit about what to expect from the show and how it'll be different from Breaking Bad: Saul will be spending a lot more time in courtrooms. Seeing that the character is a lawyer, that makes sense, although he was never once seen in a courtroom setting in Breaking Bad. He was more of an expert at keeping his clients out of court rather than helping them through the [...]

The 'Breaking Bad' Saul Goodman Spinoff Is Moving Forward at AMC

AMC's Saul Goodman/Breaking Bad spinoff is one step closer to becoming a real thing. After weeks of negotiating, the network and Sony have signed an agreement to do the show. AMC and Sony said in a joint statement that the show's working title is Better Call Saul and that "plans call for Saul to be a one-hour prequel that will focus on the evolution of the popular Saul Goodman character [played by Bob Odenkirk] before he ever became Walter White’s lawyer." The network won't say any more about the show's status, but it reportedly has a series order once deals are completed with Odenkirk and the creative team.

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