“Better Call Saul” Pushed Back; Picked Up For Two Seasons

June 19, 20140 Comments

With season one of Better Call Saul starring Bob Odenkirk currently shooting, AMC announced that an order has already been given for season two. The first season will consist of ten episodes while the second season will have thirteen.

The bad news is that the first season’s premiere has been pushed back. Better Call Saul was originally going to air in November, but AMC is now waiting until early 2015, with season two in early 2016. No exact date was given other than Better Call Saul would air alongside The Walking Dead and Talking Dead. Therefore, it will likely debut in February around the time The Walking Dead returns from its midseason break.

“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,” said AMC president Charlie Collier. “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.”

AMC also confirmed that Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan is directing the pilot and will then continue on as co-showrunner of the series alongside Peter Gould, the Breaking Bad writer who created Saul Goodman. Other returning writers include Thomas Schnauz and Gennifer Hutchison, joined by Bradley Paul and Gordon Smith, with Smith having worked as a writers assistant on Breaking Bad.

Below is the first behind-the-scenes image from the production of Better Call Saul.

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