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Finally, some details about Vince Gilligan's hotly anticipated Breaking Bad spin-off, Better Call Saul.
Gilligan and fellow writer-producer Peter Gould took questions at Friday's Television Critics Association's press tour, and they offered up some tantalizing snippets about the show, set to premiere in 2015, reports Entertainment Weekly.
Star Bob Odenkirk isn't even "Saul," yet, for one thing; he's Jimmy McGill, a hustling lawyer facing off with fixer Mike Erhmantraut (Jonathan Banks, reprising his beloved role from Breaking Bad). Other confirmed series regulars include Michael McKean as Jimmy's brother Chuck, Rhea Seehorn as Kim, Patrick Fabian as Hamlin, and Michael Mando as Nacho.
The series will begin in 2002, six years before Walter White and Saul crossed paths ("I hesitate to say it, but it is indeed a period piece," Gilligan noted). Nevertheless, Gilligan promised a similar "non-linear storytelling" style to Breaking Bad, although he added that, "we're doing our damndest to make it as different as possible. It's important that this not look like a carbon copy of Breaking Bad."
While the Q&A left plenty of questions that will likely remain unanswered until the 10-episode first season premieres, take your best guesses with AMC's released photos, below. --Sarah Eberspacher
Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman | (Ursula Coyote/AMC)
Odenkirk confers with Peter Gould and Vince Gilligan between takes | (Jacob Lewis/AMC)
Odenkirk as Saul Goodman, Michael McKean as Chuck | (Ursula Coyote/AMC)
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