TIME Television

AMC: Better Call Saul Will Be Set in 2002

Better Call Saul
Ursula Coyote—AMC Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman in Season 1, Episode 1 of AMC's upcoming series Better Call Saul.

"Breaking Bad" fans will have to wait until early 2015 for the show's premiere

Better Call Saul, the spinoff of the Emmy-winning series Breaking Bad, will be a period piece set in 2002, the AMC network confirmed.

The show will feature Breaking Bad veterans Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman, Michael McKean as Chuck, Rhea Seehorn as Kim, Patrick Fabian as Hamlin and Michael Mando as Nacho, AMC said.

Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan directed the first episode of the show, which has already been approved for a second season of 13 episodes. The debut season will consist of 10 episodes and will appear in early 2015.

Better Call Saul will portray Saul Goodman six years before he meets Walter White. In the show, Goodman will at first be known as as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his fate, and then gradually transform into the Goodman fans know from Breaking Bad.


Tap to read full story

Your browser is out of date. Please update your browser at http://update.microsoft.com


Dear TIME Reader,

As a regular visitor to TIME.com, we are sure you enjoy all the great journalism created by our editors and reporters. Great journalism has great value, and it costs money to make it. One of the main ways we cover our costs is through advertising.

The use of software that blocks ads limits our ability to provide you with the journalism you enjoy. Consider turning your Ad Blocker off so that we can continue to provide the world class journalism you have become accustomed to.

The TIME Team