Bob Odenkirk Teases Better Call Saul; Connectivist Praises Saul‘s Promotion

better-call-saul-odenkirk-gilligan-first-look-325This week, E! Online gets a Better Call Saul tease from Bob Odenkirk, while The Connectivist is impressed by the publicity for the show. Plus, MStarz checks out Odenkirk’s best moments as Saul. Read on for more:

• Bob Odenkirk tells E! Online, “Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould have brought what everyone loved about Breaking Bad to Better Call Saul, all those cliffhanger moments, the tension, it’s all there and I think the fans are going to be super glad to have that back in their life.”

The Connectivist marvels, “With a cheesy website, teasers, and a fake billboard, AMC and creator Vince Gilligan are doing a masterful job of building anticipation” for Better Call Saul.

• In anticipation of Better Call Saul, MStarz selects Bob Odenkirk’s top five moments on Breaking Bad as Saul Goodman.
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Bob Odenkirk Chats With USA Today About Saul; New Teaser Poses More Questions

better-call-saul-saul-odenkirk-tease-2-325This week, Bob Odenkirk chats with USA Today about Better Call Saul, while a new teaser for the show is highlighted by several news outlets. Plus, The Independent recommends watching the show or risk being in the “cultural doghouse.” Read on for more:

• Bob Odenkirk talks with USA Today, saying it’s “very eventful to be in young Saul’s life. It’s more complex than you know.”

• The U.K.’s The Independent advises watching Better Call Saul because “missing out will mean banishment to the cultural doghouse for most of next year.”

The Hollywood Reporter showcases a new Better Call Saul teaser that poses an important question, “Why did Jimmy McGill become Saul Goodman?” The Huffington Post, The Independent, MTV, Time, Vanity Fair and Zap2it also watch the clip.
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AMC Releases New First-Look Photo and Launches Twitter Account for Better Call Saul

better-call-saul-twitter-560Prior to providing law advice to meth kingpins, Saul Goodman was Jimmy McGill, “a lawyer you can trust.” At least that’s what his matchbook says. AMC unveiled a new first-look photo from the set of Better Call Saul to celebrate the launch of the show’s Twitter account. Follow @BetterCallSaul for the perfect way to stay up-to-date with Better Call Saul videos, photos, games and a few other surprises. Better Call Saul premieres February 2015.

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Video – Vince Gillgan and Peter Gould Talk Jimmy McGill and Share First-Look Footage

Can’t wait to discover more about Jimmy McGill’s past and future? Well, today’s your lucky day: AMC has just released a new teaser for Better Call Saul.

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Saul Teaser Thrills Fans; Bob Odenkirk Impresses Fargo Co-Star Allison Tolman

better-call-saul-episode-101-saul-odenkirk-325This week, a Better Call Saul teaser gets widespread coverage, thrilling Breaking Bad fans, while Bob Odenkirk impresses his Fargo co-star, Allison Tolman. Plus, Uproxx checks out Odenkirk’s best Mr. Show moments. Read on for more:

Vulture showcases Better Call Saul‘s promo and notes that the Breaking Bad spinoff will premiere in February. Says Rolling Stone, “The wait continues to be painful.” Meanwhile, USA Today thinks Bob Odenkirk’s Saul looks “more hirsute (and thinner?)” in the clip, and Good Morning America reports that, after the clip aired, “Breaking fans immediately freaked out in excitement, as to be expected, and the clip is trending on Facebook.” TVLine and The Washington Post also watched the teaser.

• Allison Tolman tells the Los Angeles Times that Bob Odenkirk, her Fargo co-star, is the go-to guy in a new town: “I don’t know how he does it so quickly, but the moment I met him, he knew where, like, two bookstores were that we should go to and every good breakfast spot in town.”
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Video – Better Call Saul Tease: Saul Solicits New Clients

Good news for fans waiting for a first glimpse of Better Call Saul: AMC has just released a teaser from the show.
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Bryan Cranston on Directing Saul Episode; Deadline Talks Spinoff Popularity

breaking-bad-513-saul-odenkThis week, Bryan Cranston talks to The Daily Beast about directing an episode of Better Call Saul. Plus, Deadline thinks spinoffs like Saul are becoming more popular of late. Read on for more:

• Bryan Cranston speaks to The Daily Beast about directing an episode of Better Call Saul, saying, “They’ve got the same crew, and it’s exciting to think that we can rekindle that flame; that it’s still alive.”

Deadline examines how different shows end, noting, “It used to be that reruns were the only ways to relive our favorite show’s best moments, but spinoffs have taken off the past few years,” and cites Better Call Saul as an example.

IFC reports that Bob Odenkirk has recorded a new comedy album and will be on tour in the fall, reminding fans that it’s “Not a bad consolation prize for those of you bummed out about Better Call Saul‘s premiere getting pushed to 2015.”

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Vulture Highlights Saul Billboard; USA Today Previews Saul

better-call-saul-episode-101-saul-odenkirk-325This week, an ad campaign featuring a Saul billboard in Albuquerque gets a lot of play in Vulture and elsewhere, while USA Today talks to Bob Odenkirk about Better Call Saul. Plus, E! has a conversation with the show’s casting directors. Read on for more:

Vulture reports on Better Call Saul‘s ad campaign, which includes an Albuquerque billboard and working phone number for Jimmy McGill (Saul’s former name). E! Online applauds, “A+ on marketing, AMC.” CBS News points out that the Better Call Saul billboard “lets you actually call Saul.”

USA Today, previewing Better Call Saul, speaks with Bob Odenkirk, who says, “You’ll see a lot of things that made him who he is, and you’ll re-look at his situation in Breaking Bad and see that he’s not such a bad guy.”

Better Call Saul‘s casting directors tell E! Online about the secrecy on set: “The actors are coming in with dummy sides, they aren’t even able to look at a script. So they have to walk into the casting room and trust us on how we’re guiding that. Secrecy.”
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The Independent On Everything We Know About Better Call Saul; Vince Gilligan Talks Writing

TB-Episode-509-Vince-Gilligan-325This week, The Independent compiles a list of everything there is to know about Better Call Saul so far, while Vince Gilligan admits he has more of a “laid back” approach to writing. Plus, the producers are coy about the return of Gus with NME. Read on for more:

 The Independent sifts through the deluge of information being released about Better Call Saul and makes a list of everything there is to know so far about the show.

• The Fresno Bee has some excerpts from Vince Gilligan’s interview at the TV Critics Tour, including insights into his writing process for Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul and why the Better Call Saul start date was pushed back.

• NME reports on Vince Gilligan’s coyness about the possible return of Gus, as he says, “There’s so much more to say about Gus (Giancarlo Esposito)… Having said that, we’re trying to make something that stands on its own.”
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Vince Gilligan Reveals Better Call Saul Details; Independent Shares Intel on the Show

better-call-saul-401-saul-odenkirk-325This week, Vince Gilligan shares some Better Call Saul details. Plus, The Independent discusses what’s already known about the show. Read on for more:

Entertainment Weekly reports on what Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould had to say about Better Call Saul, including the show’s 2002 setting and Saul’s original name – Jimmy McGill – at the Television Critics Association Press Tour. The Associated Press, NBC News and TVLine also have their takes, while Crave Online has the full conversation.

The Independent chronicles “everything we know about the Breaking Bad spinoff so far.”

Unleash the Fanboy shares two things “we absolutely need to see” on Better Call Saul.

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