Breaking Bad Spin Off Better Call Saul Takes Place 6 Years Before Walt's Journey


Breaking Bad Spin Off Better Call Saul Takes Place 6 Years Before Walt's Journey

Breaking Bad is over, its done - apart from taking another haul at the Emmy's in August.

But creator Vince Gilligan isn't done with the world of Walt just yet.

We've previously heard a little about the spin off series Better Call Saul, with the main news being that its premiere date has been pushed off into 2015. Now, Gilligan and co-creator Peter Gould have taken part in a press conference to talk more about the what we can expect from the show.

First things first, its going to kick off 6 years before Walt found out he had the cancer, with a character called Jimmy McGill - he'll later become known as Saul Goodman and of course be played by Bob Odenkirk. The full synopsis straight from AMC reads like this:

"The series is set six years before Saul Goodman meets Walter White. 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. 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 series' tone is dramatic, wove with dark humor."

There's a lot of scope there for the series, especially as we've previously learned that events will happen before, during and even AFTER the Breaking Bad timeline. It would be insane to suggest that performers from Breaking Bad won't appear from time to time, but Gilligan wants to make it clear that this is a separate show and won't just be a best of compilation.

One fan favourite that will definitely come back is Johnathan Banks - who memorably played mike Ehrmantraut in the original show. He's joined by new cast members such as Michael McKean, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian and Michael Mando - who you may remember from his role in Far Cry 3. He was the crazy fellow.

During the press conference, a few more nuggets of information were dropped, including the possibility of non-linear story-telling like in Breaking Bad which could allow for plenty of interaction between the two shows. Tipped directors include Gilligan himself, Michelle MacLaren, Gould, Colin Bucksey and Terry McDonough - who directed the first episode which introduced the character of Saul Goodman.

There's more info to come, ahead of the premiere for Better Call Saul in early 2015.

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