Better Call Saul Season 2 Is A Go, Series Premiere Delayed

There's good news, bad news and a picture for Breaking Bad fans who are eagerly awaiting Better Call Saul. The bad news is, the Breaking Bad prequel spinoff series Better Call Saul won't be premiering this fall as originally planned. Instead, AMC's pushing the premiere off to "early 2015". And the good news is, there's more Better Call Saul where that came (or is coming) from, as AMC has already renewed the series for Season 2!

TVLine shared the set photo above, which shows series star Bob Odenkirk along with Breaking Bad showrunner Vince Gilligan and Saul Goodman-creator Peter Gould. There's also a pretty cool looking car and a cloudy desert sky in the background. Along with the photo, TVLine reports that Better Call Saul has been renewed for a 13-episode second season. The second season is expected to air in 2016. That's assuming the series stays on the newly set schedule, as Season 1's debut has been pushed off from the expected November premiere to sometime in 2015.

The series is going to be co-run together by Peter Gould and Vince Gilligan, the latter of whom is directing the pilot.

So it's bad news that we have to wait a bit longer for this show to make its grand debut, but on the bright side, AMC appears to be enthusiastic enough about the series' potential to set up Season 2 well ahead of Season 1's debut. While it doesn't happen often, such an early renewal is far more likely to happen with a cable show than it would a broadcast series.

Better Call Saul is set up as a prequel series to AMC's Breaking Bad. From what we know about the project, the series will star Bob Odenkirk, who's reprising his role as the clever attorney Saul Goodman during the time before his life and work got tangled up with Walter White. As mentioned, we were expecting the series to premiere in November, though no official date had been scheduled. It looks as though AMC has decided to push that off until 2015. No specifics on the reason for the delay were mentioned (whether it's related to the show's production schedule or AMC's broadcast plans for the coming months and years). But on the bright side, Season 2 is happening, so it's hard to complain! And we get a glimpse of Saul Goodman looking suited up and ready for shady dealings.

As for the cast of the series, we know that Jonathan Banks is on board to reprise his role as Mike. Also set to appear in the series are Patrick Fabian, Rhea Seehorn and Michael Mando. Keep up with what we know about Better Call Saul here!

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