Now that the second season of Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul is at the halfway point, you might be wondering if Slipping Jimmy will be back on our screens again next year. Well, wonder no more as AMC has picked up the acclaimed series for another batch of 10 episodes that will be broadcast early 2017.
AMC’s Charles Collier made the announcement earlier today and was filled with praise for everybody involved in making the series a success.
“What Vince, Peter, Bob and the entire team have accomplished with ‘Better Call Saul’ is truly rare and remarkable. They have taken one of the most iconic, immersive and fan-obsessive (in the best possible way) shows in television history and created a prequel that stands on its own. Watching Jimmy McGill’s thoughtful, melodic and morally flexible transformation into Saul Goodman is entertaining and delighting millions of fans, whether their starting point was ‘Breaking Bad’ or not. This series has its own feel, pace and sensibility and we can’t wait to see what this incredibly talented group comes up with next in season three.”
Just like every single fan of Breaking Bad I was cautiously excited about the prospects of any spin-off, thankfully my worries were unfounded as Better Call Saul delivered a show that stood completely on its own. Set six years before the events of Breaking Bad, Saul charts the often tragic tale of how small time lawyer Jimmy McGill transformed into morally challenged ‘criminal’ lawyer Saul Goodman.
Bob Odenkirk was always good on Breaking Bad, a light-hearted character in dark waters would often help break the unrelenting tension and gave us another anti-hero to root for besides Walter and Jesse. As good as Odenkirk was on Breaking Bad, his centre stage promotion has seen him add so much depth to the character and his heartfelt performance on Better Call Saul would merit a standing ovation from Bryan Cranston.
UK fans can catch brand new episodes of Better Call Saul on Netflix every Tuesday.