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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AMC Releases Line-up of Series Regulars and New Photos for Better Call Saul

better-call-saul-episode-101-saul-odenkirk-560During the Television Critics’ Association (TCA) Press Tour today, AMC released two new photos from the set of the Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul, currently in production in Albuquerque, NM. The photos feature series stars Bob Odenkirk and Michael McKean.

In addition, the network confirmed the line-up of series regulars for Saul, set to premiere in early 2015.

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Peter Gould on Better Call Saul Timeline; Digital Spy Shares Ideas for Spinoff

breaking-bad-walt-bryan-cranston-saul-bob-odenkirk-press-325This week, Peter Gould speaks with the New York Daily News, while Digital Spy throws out its ideas for Better Call Saul. Plus, Dave Porter is ready to compose the music for the Breaking Bad spinoff. Read on for more:

Peter Gould talks to the New York Daily News about the flexibility of Better Call Saul‘s timeline, how “perhaps some of it takes place before Breaking Bad, during Breaking Bad, and after Breaking Bad. That gives us the ability to bring back characters that were killed on Breaking Bad.”

Digital Spy lists seven things “we need to see” in Better Call Saul, including how Saul met Jesse and what Gus’ backstory is.

Dave Porter, Breaking Bad‘s composer, tells Film Music Society that he’s hoping “to get the call” for Better Call Saul.
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AMC Releases Details and First-Look Photo for Better Call Saul

better-call-saul-first-look-copyright-560AMC today provided the first of several planned updates on the Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul, including the release of a first-look photo from the Albuquerque, New Mexico set where the widely-anticipated drama began production on its first 10-episode season earlier this month.

This update includes:
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AMC Announces Plans for a Breaking Bad Spinoff Series Featuring Saul Goodman

bb-s5b-bob-odenkirk-interview-325AMC and Sony Pictures Television confirmed today that they have reached a licensing agreement for a spinoff of Vince Gilligan’s landmark AMC/SPT series Breaking Bad. As conceived, the new series is based on the show’s popular Saul Goodman character with the working title Better Call Saul. Plans call for Saul to be a one-hour prequel that will focus on the evolution of the popular Saul Goodman character before he ever became Walter White’s lawyer.

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