Expectations for Better Call Saul, the Breaking Bad spinoff that explores the back-story of sleazy lawyer Saul Goodman, are so high that AMC renewed the show for a second season before the first one even began. In the months of anticipation leading up to the series premiere, we’ve seen a behind-the-scenes love-fest among the crew (most of whom worked together on Breaking Bad), a country theme song fit for an outlaw, and a clip in which forged documents are suspiciously shredded.
The show takes place six years before Goodman meets Breaking Bad antihero Walter White, during a time when Goodman went by the name Jimmy McGill. The cast, which features Bob Odenkirk as McGill, includes Breaking Bad alumnus Jonathan Banks, whose Mike Ehrmantraut was one of the most emotionally well-rounded hit men television has ever seen.
This brief teaser conveys a message Goodman himself would certainly endorse: the damaged goods on the bargain rack are preferable to their full-priced counterparts, intact as they may be.
Better Call Saul’s two-part debut will air on AMC on Feb. 8 and 9.