AMC has released two photos from their Breaking Bad spin off series, giving us out first look at Better Call Saul. The photos feature series stars Bob Odenkirk reprising his role as Saul and Michael McKean as Chuck. Co-creator Peter Gould confirmed that Chuck is Bob's brother and he says:
“We have these two comedy legends working together. He’s playing Saul’s brother. He’s one of the main characters we’ve introduced. He’s just a tremendous performer and he also answers questions about ‘Spinal Tap’.”
The series actors and the characters they play also include Rhea Seehorn as Kim, Patrick Fabian as Hamlin, and Michael Mando as Nacho. These characters will represent both legitimate and illegitimate sides of the law.
It was also confirmed in the press release that the series would be a prequel. This is interesting because Gould recently said that they would be working with a flexible timeline. That is still possible though. Maybe each season they do will be set in a different time period. Vince Gilligan said that the show takes place in 2002, and explained,
“It is period. We tried hard on Breaking Bad to try not to be too specific where it is.”
The show is currently in production in Albuquerque, NM. Gilligan directed the first of ten episodes of the first season. AMC has also already ordered a second season of 13 episodes.
Season one will premiere in 2015.