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Can Saul Goodman get an Amen? Doesn't look like he's having much luck there. The latest preview for the Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul only gives us ten seconds of Saul Goodman, but it's ten seconds of great Saul goodness. Unfortunately for Saul Goodman/Jimmy McGill, his implied request for an Amen from the "ladies and gentlemen" in his vicinity is returned with nothing but silence and Jimmy's awkward throat-clear.
"I bet if we were in church right now, I'd get a big Amen," Bob Odenkirk's character says, adding, "You with me, ladies and gentlemen?"
But he's not in church. Assuming that uniformed man in the background is a bailiff, I'd say there's a good chance he's in court, which wouldn't be a major spoiler, as Jimmy McGill is an attorney.
Following up on an inside look at the highly anticipated Breaking Bad prequel/spinoff series from Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, the new teaser doesn't offer much in the way of content, but it does remind us of just how great Bob Odenkirk is in this role. (See also the "health insurance" BCS teaser). Going by the name Jimmy McGill in this series, Odenkirk's character is on his way to becoming Saul Goodman. The hour-long show, which debuts in February, will give us a look at the life and work of the pre-Saul Goodman character, Jimmy McGill, in the years leading up to when he meets Breaking Bad's Walter White.
The cast is set to include Bob Odenkirk as the titular Saul, Jonathan Banks, reprising his role as Saul's private investigator, Mike Ehrmantraut. Michael McKean, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian and Michael Mando are also set to appear in Better Call Saul. Check out Michael McKean as Chuck in the photo below...
The series was originally supposed to premiere this Fall, but it was delayed to February. So we have a bit of time to wait for this series. And that's plenty of time for AMC to continue to drop little teases to remind us of just how much we miss Breaking Bad and Saul Goodman.
In the meantime, for those who still haven't gotten around to watching Breaking Bad, while it may not be required viewing in order to follow Better Call Saul -- we're assuming anyway, especially given the prequel-ish nature of the new series -- it might not be a bad idea to get caught up on the AMC drama that introduced us all to Saul Goodman. Netflix currently has all five seasons of Breaking Bad available streaming.