Better Call Saul Two-Night Premiere Event Set for Sunday, February 8 and Monday, February 9

Let the countdown begin: Better Call Saul now has a premiere date. The show will debut on AMC in a two-night premiere television event, with the first episode airing on Sunday, February 8 at 10/9c (following the return of The Walking Dead), and the second episode airing the following night, Monday, February 9 at 10/9c. New episodes will continue to air on Mondays at 10/9c for the remainder of Season 1. To whet your appetite now, check out the latest Better Call Saul teaser, entitled “Tingle Fingers.”

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Variety on Saul Casting; Jonathan Banks Joins Lizzie Borden

breaking-bad-episode-515-saul-odenkirk-325This week, Variety reports on some Better Call Saul casting news. Plus, Jonathan Banks joins The Lizzie Borden Chronicles. Read on for more:

Variety reports that Julie Ann Emery and Jeremy Shamos have joined the cast of Better Call Saul.

• According to Deadline, Jonathan Banks has joined the cast of Lifetime’s six-episode limited series The Lizzie Borden Chronicles.

• Bob Odenkirk lands at No. 6 on Columbus (Oh.) Alive‘s list of the best Bobs, remarking, ”it wasn’t until Breaking Bad that many people found out how brilliant he could be.” [No link]

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THR Spotlights Saul Set Video; Bob Odenkirk Tells NYT What Saul Reads

breaking-bad-episode-311-saul-odenkirk-2-325This week, The Hollywood Reporter spotlights AMC’s video from the set of Better Call Saul. Plus, Bob Odenkirk tells The New York Times what he thinks Saul is reading. Read on for more:

The Hollywood Reporter highlights AMC’s video from the Better Call Saul set that includes a tease of “some really nice surprises that Breaking Bad fans are just going to eat up.” Time also checks out the video.

• Bob Odenkirk, interviewed by The New York Times, thinks that Saul “‘reads men’s magazines while he’s waiting in line at the grocery store. All those law books in his office? Untouched! Except for the ones that have been excavated and now contain money, photos or disassembled guns.”

ExpressMilwaukee.com attends a stop on Bob Odenkirk’s A Load of Hooey tour, pronouncing it “the best book tour ever.”

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Video – Greeting From the Better Call Saul Set

better-call-saul-greeting-from-set-2-560Can’t wait for Better Call Saul to premiere? You’re not the only one. In the latest Better Call Saul teaser, AMC goes behind the scenes on the Albuquerque set as members of the cast and crew, including Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, and Michael McKean, share their excitement about filming Season 1 of the Breaking Bad prequel. Plus, in addition to signing up for the Better Call Saul newsletter and following Better Call Saul on Twitter, fans can now like Better Call Saul on Facebook to keep up with the latest series updates.

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Better Call Saul premieres in February 2015 on AMC.

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Bob Odenkirk on Fan Expectations for Saul and Saul’s Pre-Bad Good Side

breaking-bad-s3-saul-odenkirk-325This week, Bob Odenkirk speaks with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about fan expectations of Better Call Saul and talks to the St. Paul Pioneer Press about what viewers will learn from Saul’s past. Plus, Odenkirk appears on Conan to read from his new book. Read on for more:

• Talking to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Bob Odenkirk says Better Call Saul is “very rich and unique, and nobody’s judgment after the first episode will mean anything. You’ve got to watch the whole thing.”

• The St. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer Press talks to Bob Odenkirk about the Saul of Better Call Saul, who’s “trying to come to terms with the side of himself that is actually good at manipulating things and actually finds expression in being a smooth operator.”

• Bob Odenkirk goes on Conan to read from his new book, and MStars has video of him detailing “what he would be like should he ever run for the role of President of the United States of America. And from the sound of it… it seems he’d be pretty honest. In fact, perhaps too honest?”
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Bob Odenkirk Speaks With THR About Saul; Saul Named One of Odenkirk’s Funniest Roles

breaking-bad-s5-saul-odenkirk-325This week, Bob Odenkirk speaks with The Hollywood Reporter about Better Call Saul, while Saul is deemed one of Odenkirk’s funniest characters by IFC. Plus, The Independent has the news that filming for Season 1 is done. Read on for more:

• Bob Odenkirk, speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, describes Better Call Saul as ”85 percent drama, 15 percent comedy.”

• Saul Goodman is No. 3 on IFC‘s list of Bob Odenkirk’s funniest characters: “Bob is the ultimate scene stealer in Breaking Bad. Between his sarcastic quips and condescending advice, Saul became everyone’s favorite lawyer.”

The Independent reports that filming of Season 1 has wrapped, and Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould are now in edit mode.
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Bob Odenkirk on Saul‘s Unique Qualities, Reveals Favorite Books

breaking-bad-episode-311-saul-odenkirk-325This week, Bob Odenkirk addresses Better Call Saul when speaking with Flavorwire and doing a Reddit AMA. Plus, he talks about his six favorite books with The Week. Read on for more:

• Talking to Flavorwire about his new book, A Load of Hooey, Bob Odenkirk says he believes Better Call Saul “will be a unique show, not really comparable to much else, and I think it will take a little time for critics and audiences to put it into perspective.”

• During a Reddit Ask Me Anything, Bob Odenkirk remarks that Better Call Saul is “not ‘more’ Breaking Bad…it’s a unique thing, and if you’ll give us a few episodes, you’ll really start to see the qualities that make it something altogether new.”

• Bob Odenkirk provides The Week with a list of his six favorite books, including The Dog of the South by Charles Portis and Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird.
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Sony Pictures TV Boss Talks Saul; Salon Chats With Bob Odenkirk

better-call-saul-401-saul-odenkirk-325This week, the president of Sony Pictures Television talks about Better Call Saul, while Salon has a chat with Bob Odenkirk. Plus, Odenkirk tells New Hampshire Public Radio that Saul is “mindblowing.” Read on for more:

• The president of Sony Pictures Television says Better Call Saul is “going to force you to go back and check out things that happened in Breaking Bad to make sure you were clear about what you saw back then,” according to Variety.

Salon interviews Bob Odenkirk, who says that Saul is “a very different guy from what you think. I’ll put it that way. And yet it all makes sense, I think, because the writing is so good, and the writers have really challenged themselves and have come up great from it.”

• Interviewed by New Hampshire Public Radio, Bob Odenkirk calls Better Call Saul “kind of mindblowing” and says Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould are “setting new standards for me for the writing I’m reading and the work I get to do.”
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THR Spotlights Better Call Saul Video; Bob Odenkirk On Saul’s Past

better-call-saul-episode-101-saul-odenkirk-325This week, The Hollywood Reporter and several other publications spotlight the Better Call Saul music video, while Bob Odenkirk sits down with 7×7 to talk about Saul’s past. Plus, Bob Odenkirk will appear at the New York Comedy Festival. Read on for more:

The Hollywood Reporter spotlights the Better Call Saul promotional music video, which has a “hysterical tune” performed by Junior Brown and with lyrics by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould. Deadline observes that the video features some snippets of new scenes from the Breaking Bad spinoff.

Slate calls the song “surprisingly good,” while Rolling Stone says “the lyrics offer enough insight into Better Call Saul to get fans excited about the show’s possibilities.” The Boston Globe, CBS News, E! Online, HitFix, The Independent, MTV, The New York Post, Time, TVLine, Vulture, The Wall Street Journal, TheWrap and Zap2it also check out the music video.

• 7×7 interviews Bob Odenkirk, who reveals that Saul “has a rich past, full of heartbreak and pain. [His story] will resonate with anyone who has strived to be appreciated and who has gotten his ass kicked by life.”
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Video – “Better Call Saul” The Song, Featuring Lyrics by Show Creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould

More good news for fans waiting for another glimpse of Better Call Saul: AMC has just released the video premiere of an original song, “Better Call Saul,” featuring never-before-seen footage from the series. Performed by Junior Brown, the song’s lyrics were written by show creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould.

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Check out the lyrics below:

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