'Breaking Bad' Spin-Off 'Better Call Saul' Already Picked Up For Second Season
By Zach Seemayer
AMC seems to have a lot of faith in their upcoming Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul, as the network has announced that it has already ordered a second season of the crime drama months before the first episode of season one is set to air.
Fans who have been eagerly awaiting the first season of Better Call Saul will have a wait a bit longer though, as AMC has pushed back the show's debut from November 2014 to sometime in early 2015.
The first season is set for 10 episodes, the first three of which will be directed by Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan. Gilligan is also acting as the Executive Producer and co-showrunner on the spin-off.
Meanwhile, AMC has ordered a 13-episode run for the second season, which will air sometime in 2016.
Better Call Saul stars Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman, the nefarious and morally bankrupt criminal attorney who assisted Bryan Cranston's meth kingpin Walter White in Breaking Bad. The show will serve as a prequel of sorts, and will further explore the underworld that Saul Goodman operates in.
Aside from Gilligan, Better Call Saul's other executive producer and co-showrunner is Peter Gould. Gilligan and Gould worked together producing Breaking Bad, where Gould originated the Saul Goodman character.