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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.

'Breaking Bad's Jonathan Banks Joins the Cast of 'Community'

Breaking Bad star Jonathan Banks is coming to Community. Banks, who plays Mike Ehrmantraut on Breaking Bad, will appear in 11 episodes of Community's upcoming 13-episode fifth season as Pat Nichols, "an intense criminology professor with a mysterious background in military and police work," EW reports. His first episode is the second one in the season. Community currently doesn't have a spot on NBC's 2013-14 schedule, but it should be debuting sometime at midseason with creator Dan Harmon and right-hand man Chris McKenna back on the show. Jonathan Banks is the second Breaking Bad actor to pop up on Community, following Giancarlo Esposito (Gus Fring), who has guested in two episodes.

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 [...]

'Breaking Bad's' Jonathan Banks (aka Mike) to Guest Star on 'Parks and Recreation'

For fans of Breaking Bad this is the greatest news of the week. For those nonfans, I'll cut to the chase real quick: This fella named Jonathan Banks is going to guest star on Parks as Ben's dad. Mike Schur explained the casting to HitFix: "We were working the character description of Ben's dad and I said aloud, 'He should act like Mike Ehrmantraut.' So somebody said, 'Well, why can't we just get Jonathan Banks?'" Great job, somebody. (Breaking Bad Spoiler Alert) Let's all just agree to imagine that Mike didn't get the chemical bucket treatment and instead hopped into a car and drove to Pawnee, Indiana to visit [...]

Watch Paul F. Tompkins and 'Breaking Bad's Jonathan Banks Have a Conversation

Here's the latest episode of Paul F. Tompkins's interview series Speakeasy with guest Jonathan Banks, who you probably know best as Mike Ehrmantraut on Breaking Bad. It's a fun, long talk between the two that covers how Banks found out he wasn't on the show anymore and his recent comedic work on Parks and Rec, Modern Family, and the upcoming season of Community, parts he's landed, in his own words, "because I'm so fuckin' funny."