Better Call Saul
Better Call Saul is an American drama television series that premiered on AMC on February 8, 2015. The series was created by Vince Gilligan (The X-Files, Battle Creek) and Peter Gould (Breaking Bad), and is a spin-off, prequel, and sequel to Breaking Bad, which was created by Gilligan. Set in 2002, Better Call Saul is about small-time lawyer James McGill (Bob Odenkirk), seven years before his appearance on Breaking Bad, though events during and after the original series are also explored.
The first season consists of ten episodes, which debuted in February 2015. The main cast consists of:
- Bob Odenkirk (Breaking Bad, Fargo) as James Morgan “Jimmy” McGill/Saul Goodman/Gene, a small-time lawyer, later a manager at a Cinnabon in Omaha, Nebraska, following the events of Breaking Bad.
- Jonathan Banks (Wiseguy, Breaking Bad) as Mike Ehrmantraut, Saul’s private investigator. Also a returning character from Breaking Bad.
- Rhea Seehorn (Whitney) as Kim Wexler, a lawyer working at the Hamlin, Hamlin & McGill law firm who has a history with Jimmy.
- Patrick Fabian (Big Love) as Howard Hamlin, the co-founder of Hamlin, Hamlin & McGill, whom Jimmy can’t stand.
- Michael Mando (Orphan Black) as Nacho Varga, an intelligent, ambitious criminal.
- Michael McKean (Dream On) as Chuck McGill, Jimmy’s brother, who is forced to leave his job at his law firm, Hamlin, Hamlin & McGill due to the sudden onset of what Chuck describes as electromagnetic hypersensitivity.