Rainn Wilson Interviews Bob Odenkirk for Yahoo; USA Today Visits Saul Set

breaking-bad-episode-311-saul-odenkirk-325This week, Rainn Wilson of The Office interviews Bob Odenkirk for Yahoo TV, while USA Today visits the Better Call Saul Albuquerque set. Plus, Vulture profiles Odenkirk ahead of Saul‘s Feb. 8 premiere. Read on for more:

• Bob Odenkirk, interviewed by Rainn Wilson for Yahoo TV, says of James McGill, “I think the feelings he has, the struggle he has to become himself and to discover where to apply his talents in the world so that he’s rewarded and feels like a meaningful presence… I think I get that journey and that desire.”

• On the Albuquerque set of Better Call Saul, USA Today learns from Bob Odenkirk that he wanted Saul out of the office, saying, “I don’t want to be sitting there opening legal books and doing a procedural. Let’s put him through the wringer.”

Vulture speaks with Bob Odenkirk about Better Call Saul and calls the drama “easily the most anticipated new show of the year — and the first spinoff of this golden age of premium cable.”
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Video – A Look at the Series Better Call Saul

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The series premiere of Better Call Saul is less than two weeks away. What can viewers expect from AMC’s latest drama series? As series star Bob Odenkirk puts it in this new behind-the-scenes video, his character, Jimmy McGill, is “the little tadpole that becomes Saul” Goodman from Breaking Bad. Want to know more? Check out this “A Look at the Series” preview for never-before-seen footage and more details from Odenkirk, creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, and executive producer Melissa Bernstein.

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Better Call Saul premieres in a two-night event on Sunday, February 8 and Monday, February 9 at 10/9c on AMC.

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Video – Watch the Latest Better Call Saul Trailer, “Danger Zone”

Anticipation is building for the Better Call Saul two-night premiere event on Sunday, February 8 and Monday, February 9 at 10/9c on AMC. Check out the latest Better Call Saul trailer, featuring never-before-seen clips from the series.

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Variety Interviews Bob Odenkirk; HitFix Reviews Better Call Saul

better-call-saul-episode-101-saul-odenkirk-325This week, Variety interviews Bob Odenkirk, while HitFix gives Better Call Saul a positive review. Plus, Variety highlights what viewers need to know about the show. Read on for more:

• Bob Odenkirk, speaking with Variety, says a challenge of Better Call Saul was making Saul “genuinely likable. Not just, ha ha that scoundrel. Because if he’s really going to anchor the show, you have to be on his side.”

HitFix‘s review applauds Better Call Saul, which “quickly learns to function as its own thing, rather than taking the easy approach of being ‘Breaking Bad, Episode 1: The Phantom Ehrmantraut.’”

Variety highlights the seven things viewers need to know about Better Call Saul, including how Bryan Cranston helped with the casting.
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NY Times, Variety Visit Better Call Saul Set; AP, HitFix Attend Saul TCA Panel

better-call-saul-season-1-gallery-mike-banks-jimmy-odenkirk-325This week, The New York Times and Variety visit the Better Call Saul set, while the Associated Press and other publications attend the show’s Television Critics Association panel. Plus, Entertainment Weekly eyes a new extended trailer. Read on for more:

The New York Times checks out the Better Call Saul set and gets Vince Gilligan’s take on Bob Odenkirk: “we loved that he was funny, but there was so much range there. He crushed it so completely that we started to daydream about what else we could do.”

Variety pays a visit to Better Call Saul‘s Albuquerque set, during which Bob Odenkirk explains the show is “a superhero origins story. The superhero is Saul, and his special power is his mouth, an agile mind and some stones.”

• At Better Call Saul‘s TCA panel, Variety, reporting that Walt and Jesse won’t appear in Season 1, quotes Peter Gould, who says, “We want this show to stand on its own.” According to HitFix, Bob Odenkirk says that Gould and Vince Gilligan enjoy creating ethically questionable situations where the character “has to navigate a complex and ever-changing prism of ethical choices.” At the same event, the Associated Press reports that Vince Gilligan is proud of Saul: ”I don’t know if the world is going to like this thing, but I really do. I’m really proud of it.”
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A Note From Better Call Saul Showrunners Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould

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In a note to fans, showrunners Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould share their excitement as the premiere of Better Call Saul draws near:

Welcome to the world of James M. McGill, Esq.

For viewers of Breaking Bad, there’s much that will be familiar in this series: the bright Albuquerque skies, the dark humor, and — most of all — the passion and devotion to detail from cast and crew.

Having said that, Better Call Saul is a brand new show. We’re telling a different story here — one with its own rhythm, its own look, its own tone. We’re excited to share it with you.

This show has been a crazy ride for us. The character of Jimmy McGill has taken us places we never expected. Jimmy’s not yet Saul Goodman: he’s his own man, and he’s messy and struggling and still finding himself. One day he’ll transform into Albuquerque’s favorite criminal lawyer, but right now he’s a more or less law-abiding underdog on the bottom rung of the legal system.

We’re loving every moment of Bob Odenkirk’s deeply human performance as unstoppable, inventive Jimmy races through an ethical slalom course, trying to make a name for himself.

We hope you enjoy it.

- Vince & Peter

Better Call Saul premieres in a two-night event on Sunday, February 8 and Monday, February 9 at 10/9c on AMC.

Photos – Better Call Saul at the 2015 TCA Winter Press Tour

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This past weekend, the cast and creators of Better Call Saul gathered at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena, California to participate in AMC’s panel at the 2015 Television Critics Association (TCA) Winter Press Tour. The panel featured a screening of the newest extended trailer for the series, as well as a discussion of what’s to come in Season 1. Check out photos from the event here, featuring Bob Odenkirk (Jimmy McGill), Jonathan Banks (Mike Ehrmantraut), and other members of the Better Call Saul cast and crew.

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Better Call Saul premieres in a two-night event on Sunday, February 8 and Monday, February 9 at 10/9c on AMC.

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EW Talks Better Call Saul With Peter Gould; NY Times Calls Saul Most Anticipated Series

better-call-saul-first-look-saul-odenkirk-6-325This week, Entertainment Weekly talks Better Call Saul with Peter Gould, while The New York Times calls the series the most anticipated show this winter. Plus, Digital Spy checks out a new teaser. Read on for more:

• Ahead of Better Call Saul‘s premiere, Peter Gould tells Entertainment Weekly that the show’s “tone zigzags in surprising ways. There are episodes that are dark as night, but also episodes that have me laughing every time I see them — and I’ve seen them a lot.” [No link]

Digital Spy highlights a new Better Call Saul teaser, which “centres on Jimmy McGill trying to convince a potential client to hire him after a recent arrest.”

The New York Times calls Better Call Saul “probably the most anticipated new series of the winter.”
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Photos – 13 More Better Call Saul First Look Pics

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Celebrate the new year with 13 new Better Call Saul First Look Photos, featuring members of the cast and crew including Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk), Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn), Howard Hamlin (Patrick Fabian), Nacho (Michael Mando), and co-showrunners Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould. Afterwards, watch the latest trailers, clips and teasers for Better Call Saul here.

Better Call Saul premieres in a two-night event on Sunday, February 8 and Monday, February 9 at 10/9c on AMC.

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Bob Odenkirk Explains Better Call Saul to EW; Newsday Calls Saul a Must-See

better-call-saul-season-1-gallery-saul-odenkirk-3-325This week, Bob Odenkirk explains Better Call Saul to Entertainment Weekly, while Newsday calls the show a must-see. Plus, buzz is building for the show as multiple publications refer to Saul as the most anticipated new series of 2015. Read on for more:

Entertainment Weekly will be watching Better Call Saul starring Bob Odenkirk, who tells EW, “There’s a lot of tone, style choices, tension, and atmosphere of Breaking Bad, but otherwise it’s just its own thing.”

Newsday considers Better Call Saul a must-see in 2015 since the show “will bring fresh dimensions to a series we loved.”

• The Better Call Saul series premiere is one of the 44 pop culture moments to get excited about in 2015, according to The Huffington Post.
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