The cast and crew of “Better Call Saul” has many reasons to celebrate. Not only was Season 2 of the show released on Blu-ray and DVD on Tuesday, but the AMC series snagged three Critics’ Choice Awards Nominations this year.
“Better Call Saul” Season 2 was nominated for Best Drama Series, Best Actor in a Drama Series – Bob Odenkirk and Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – Michael McKean. McKean plays Jimmy McGill’s (Bob Odenkirk) elder brother, Chuck.
It isn’t surprising to see McKean and Odenkirk getting nominated for the awards given their stellar performances in “Better Call Saul.” Odenkirk won a Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actor in 2015.
Chances of McKean winning the award are high but he faces severe competition from fellow nominees Peter Dinklage from “Game Of Thrones,” John Lithgow from “The Crown,” Christian Slater from “Mr. Robot” and Jon Voight from “Ray Donovan.”
The 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards will air live on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. EST on A&E. Actor and comedian T.J. Miller will host the ceremony at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica.
In other news, the newly released Blu-ray and DVD of “Better Call Saul” from Sony Home Entertainment features episodes from Season 2, cast and crew commentaries, a blooper reel, and a table read of “Switch,” in addition to many other extras. Season 1 is currently available for streaming on Netflix.
“Better Call Saul” co-creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould talked to YahooTV in a recent interview. The pair revealed that filming for the upcoming season is currently underway. Right now, they are shooting episode 4.
Gilligan defended Jimmy’s actions towards the end of Season 2 when he recorded a confession from his brother in which he admitted to committing a felony. He said that the character, like all on “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul,” is gray. “Chuck wraps himself in the cloak of correctness and a love for justice, a love for the legal system, humanity’s greatest invention, the rule of law,” he explained, “and it’s a great source of pain for Chuck that he sees his own brother doing exactly that [breaking the law]. He takes that feeling and he uses it to do terrible things to his brother.”
Season 3 premieres sometime in 2017.