The first season of the Breaking Bad spin-off series Better Call Saul won't even premiere until 2015, but AMC has already renewed the series for a second season! The first season of the show has ten episodes, and the second will get thirteen.
Breaking Bad creator and showrunner Vince Gilligan is directing the first episode, in which Bob Odenkirk reprises his role as the conniving New Mexican criminal lawyer. You can see the first photo from the set of the production above. AMC president Charlie Collier said in a statement:
“Production on Better Call Saul is underway and we could not be more proud of nor more excited about the work to date. We join the fans in eager anticipation for this series and today we happily confirm that our initial ‘Saul’ order is for two seasons and a total of 23 episodes. When introducing any series, especially one with the DNA of Breaking Bad, there are countless factors to consider in making sure the show gets the launch it deserves. We have a strong history with Vince, Peter, Bob, the studio and so many involved with this production; we are enjoying the process on Saul and all share a focus on making it a true television event. No half measures.”
Sounds like the network is very confident the that the series is going to do well, which is great! All the fans of Breaking Bad are rooting for the series, and I'm sure that it will turn out great.