Saul Writers Speak at Panel; Rhea Seehorn Talks Bob Odenkirk on Podcast

better-call-saul-episode-107-jimmy-odenkirk-kim-seehorn-325This week, the Better Call Saul writers speak at a Nerdist panel, while Rhea Seehorn talks about Bob Odenkirk on a podcast. Plus, Better Call Saul shows up on Jeopardy!. Read on for more:

• During a Nerdist Writers’ Panel, Peter Gould, Thomas Schnauz, Gennifer Hutchison, Gordon Smith — and special guest Michael McKean — “revealed the unknown challenges they faced while preparing for the spin-off’s first season,” according to Fansided.

• On the It’s Saul Good, Man! podcast, Rhea Seehorn referenced Bob Odenkirk’s dedication, referring to him as a “tour de force” and “unstoppable,” reports Fansided.

Fansided highlights Better Call Saul‘s appearance on Jeopardy!, calling this an example of “certain milestones that let TV show producers [sic] that they’re doing something right.”
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Peter Gould Chats With Independent; Vince Gilligan Plays Batman‘s Commissioner

better-call-saul-episode-109-jimmy-odenkirk-325This week, Peter Gould chats with The Independent, while Vince Gilligan plays the Commissioner in a Comedy Bang! Bang! episode. Plus, Kerry Condon and Julie Ann Emery discuss Better Call Saul. Read on for more:

The Independent interviews Peter Gould, who says, “Saul Goodman is an interesting guy on Breaking Bad because he keeps a low profile, but that’s in keeping with most of the successful criminals on that show.”

Entertainment Weekly has a sneak peek of Vince Gilligan in an upcoming episode of IFC’s Comedy Bang! Bang! where he guest-stars as the Commissioner in a Batman parody sketch.

• Ireland’s RTÉ Ten speaks with Kerry Condon, who talks about “Five-O,” saying that Mike is so “deadpan and shows no emotion, so that’s why I suppose that episode was so important, to show his backstory and show a bit of humanity to him.”
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Bob Odenkirk Teases Season 2; Peter Gould Talks Jimmy’s Journey With Vancouver Sun

better-call-saul-episode-101-saul-odenkirk-325This week, Bob Odenkirk teases Season 2 to TV Insider, while Peter Gould discusses Jimmy’s journey with The Vancouver Sun. Plus, Better Call Saul triumphs as the best-rated new cable series of the season. Read on for more:

• Teasing Season 2 to TV Insider, Bob Odenkirk says, “I think Jimmy’s got some ups coming his way and some good times, which could be fun to watch. I think the journey he’s on is an extended one and has a lot of ups and downs…”

• Peter Gould tells The Vancouver Sun, “The road to Saul Goodman is much more convoluted and filled with a lot more pain and a lot more energy than we thought it would be. And in some ways we’re realizing now that it’s a tragedy.”

• “The intention was to introduce a character that — he is a tough guy, he is in that drug world — but he’s a little bit more thoughtful. He’s the bad guy you can talk to,” Peter Gould explains to TheWrap about Nacho.
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Video – Wrapping Up Season 1 of Better Call Saul

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Season 1 of Better Call Saul introduced Jimmy McGill, a struggling attorney from Albuquerque — and the man destined to become Breaking Bad‘s Saul Goodman. In a new interview, the cast and crew discuss the journey that Jimmy and the other characters of Better Call Saul have taken throughout the first season. Watch now to hear from cast members including Bob Odenkirk and Jonathan Banks, as well as from executive producers Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, and Melissa Bernstein, who recounts Jimmy’s “arc of self discovery” and notes how much we’ve already come to know and care about him.

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Better Call Saul returns for Season 2 in 2016.

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Better Call Saul Cements Its Place as the No. 1 New Series on Cable

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Better Call Saul stands as the #1 new series on cable among all viewers, adults 18-49, and adults 25-54 this broadcast season. The Season 1 finale on April 6 delivered 5.1 million viewers, 3.1 million adults 18-49, and 3.3 million adults 25-54. The season finale also led Better Call Saul to rank as the No. 1 scripted drama cable series on Twitter during primetime.
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Video – Better Call Saul Cast and Creators Talk Season 2

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Season 1 of Better Call Saul left Jimmy McGill struggling to find his way in the world after discovering he’d been betrayed by his brother Chuck. Wondering what to expect when the show returns for Season 2? In a new video interview, Better Call Saul‘s cast and producers hint at what’s to come. Watch now to hear from cast members including Bob Odenkirk and Jonathan Banks, as well as from executive producers Melissa Bernstein, Vince Gilligan, and Peter Gould, who says Jimmy will be “going in a direction towards moral grayness.”

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Better Call Saul returns for Season 2 in 2016.

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Letters From Saul – Today’s Tomorrows Are the Future of Now

Each week, members of the Better Call Saul Insiders Club get a first look at letters from the desk of Saul Goodman, Esq., penned by the writers of Better Call Saul

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Bob Odenkirk, Peter Gould Look Ahead to Season 2; Vulture on Bad/Saul Links

better-call-saul-episode-110-jimmy-odenkirk-325-2This week, Bob Odenkirk and Peter Gould look ahead to Season 2, while Vulture looks at the links between Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. Plus, People has four things it wants to see next season. Read on for more:

• Bob Odenkirk tells Entertainment Weekly that, in the final scene, Jimmy decides “he’s going to stop checking in with the world at large as to whether his moves and his choices are approved and blessed by the greater, higher power.”

• “He’s going to cut loose and I feel great about it” is Bob Odenkirk’s assessment of Jimmy’s attitude in the Season 1 finale’s closing moments, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

• Bob Odenkirk says to Variety, “I would love to see a scene or two or a story that plays out parallel to Breaking Bad. Because I do think when Walter White walks out the door of Saul Goodman’s office, we really had no idea where Saul’s life went to, and what he did.”

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Video – Better Call Saul Fan Favorite Moments From Season 1

Earlier this week, Better Call Saul fans on Facebook were asked to share their favorite moments from Season 1. The results of the client satisfaction survey are in! Here, in no particular order, are the five moments fans mentioned the most:

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Better Call Saul Q&A – Bob Odenkirk (Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman)

better-call-saul-season-1-character-portrait-saul-odenkirk-325Bob Odenkirk, who plays Jimmy McGill on AMC’s Better Call Saul, talks about his initial reaction to starring in a Breaking Bad prequel, what his former castmates think of the series, and whether he’d prefer to have Saul or Jimmy as his legal representation.

Q: What was your initial reaction when you were first approached about starring in a Breaking Bad prequel based on Saul?

A: I believe I nodded thoughtfully and mumbled, “Uhhh… sure.” Seriously, I kept it extremely low-key. I basically just said, “If you (Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould) write it, then I’ll do it,” with little or no excitement. Why? Because I only wanted to do it if Vince and Peter wanted to do it for their own reasons, and not because they’d gotten my hopes up or anything like that. I knew that if they had their own organic drive to do the show, then that would make it the best possible version of the show, and so it came to be.

Q: You’ve compared Better Call Saul to “a superhero origin story.” What were some of the things you were most hoping to learn about the story of how Jimmy McGill becomes Saul Goodman?

A: Everything. Seeing as how we knew nothing about him. All we knew in Breaking Bad was that Saul wasn’t his name, and that his persona was something he’d intentionally built to attract a certain clientele (the “homeboys”). So, we had everything to learn. Let me tell you, the character that Vince and Peter have created here is much more interesting, sympathetic and fun than any version I could have dreamed up.

Q: You’ve previously said that Saul’s combover was your idea. What other ideas did you contribute to the development of the Saul/Jimmy character?

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