Better Call Saul: Cast Members, Synopsis Revealed
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 07.11.2014
Plus some potential returns teased...
The full cast of Better Call Saul was revealed at AMC's TCA press tour presentation on Friday. TV Line reports thart AMC revealed the series regulars for the Breaking Bad spinoff, which will star Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman.
The full cast includes Michael McKean as Saul's brother Chuck, Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut, Rhea Seehorn as Kim, Patrick Fabian as Hamlin and Michael Mando as Mando.
Also revealed was the full synopsis, which reads as follows: "The series is set six years before Saul Goodman meets Walter White. When we meet him, the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny, and, more immediately, hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside, and, often, against Jimmy, is ‘fixer' Mike Ehrmantraut, a beloved character introduced in Breaking Bad. The series will track Jimmy's transformation into Saul Goodman, the man who puts ‘criminal' in ‘Criminal lawyer.'"
Vince Gilligan also talked about the show in a panel discussion. Check out the highlights:
On the show being bumped back to next year: "I am slow as mud as a TV writer. We have a way of doing things that are slower than most TV shows."
On juggling his responsibility to Better Call Saul and his new CBS show Battle Creek: "I don't have as much to do with [Battle Creek]."
On a possible appearance from Giancarlo Esposito as Gus: "There's so much more to say about that character. There's always a possibility. Having said that, we're trying to make something that stands on its own."
On a potential non-linear storytelling structure: "I like jumping around in time. Anything that was possible storytelling-wise on Breaking Bad is possible on Better Call Saul."
On the hate for Breaking Bad‘s Skylar: "I learned my lesson. I'm never going to write less-than-perfect women again. I was always scratching my head at the anti-Skylar bias. To me, she was a much more likable character than Walt was."