Better Call Saul took to the stage at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour yesterday, with creator Vince Gilligan giving fans a clearer idea of what to expect from this Breaking Bad prequel.
For starters: it will play with time a bit, but mostly be set six years prior to when viewers met Saul Goodman on the aforementioned AMC drama.
"When we meet him, the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny, and, more immediately, hustling to make ends meet," Gilligan said, adding:
"Working alongside, and, often, against Jimmy, is ‘fixer’ Mike Ehrmantraut, a beloved character introduced in Breaking Bad. The series will track Jimmy’s transformation into Saul Goodman, the man who puts ‘criminal’ in ‘Criminal lawyer.'"
The network also released the first official image from Better Call Saul:
Michael McKean is on board as Saul’s brother, with Rhea Seehorn portraying a charter named Kim, Patrick Fabian as Hamlin and Michael Mando as Mando.
Might we see Giancarlo Esposito’s Gus?
Might we see Giancarlo Esposito’s Gus? Said executive producer Peter Gould:
"There’s so much more to say about that character. There’s always a possibility. Having said that, we’re trying to make something that stands on its own."
Better Call Saul won't debut until 2015, but has already been renewed for Season 2.
Here's a look at McKeon as Saul's sibling: