AMC is either aggressively marketing Better Call Saul as the next best thing in TV, or the network truly believes in the ‘Breaking Bad’ spin-off. AMC announced that they have ordered a second season of the show, even if it hasn’t aired yet.
The drama, which stars Bob Odenkirk as the sketchy lawyer geared before the events of ‘Breaking Bad’ occurred, is slated to premiere in 2015. But even before it has graced our TV screens, AMC has already went ahead and renewed it for a 13-episode second season.
AMC president Charlie Collier said in a statement: “Production on Better Call Saul is underway, and we could not be more proud of nor more excited about the work to date. We join the fans in eager anticipation for this series, and today we happily confirm that our initial Saul order is for two seasons and a total of 23 episodes. When introducing any series, especially one with the DNA of Breaking Bad, there are countless factors to consider in making sure the show gets the launch it deserves. We have a strong history with Vince, Peter, Bob, the studio and so many involved with this production; we are enjoying the process on Saul and all share a focus on making it a true television event. No half measures.”
Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan is directing the first episode of Better Call Saul. He will be co-showrunning it with Peter Gould.
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