“Better Call Saul,” the much-awaited prequel of hit series “Breaking Bad,” is set to release in February 2015, media reports said Thursday. The two-night premiere is scheduled for Feb. 8 and Feb. 9, following which the show will regularly air Monday nights on AMC.
A new 30-second teaser trailer, titled “Tingle Fingers,” shows a ransacked hotel room with high heels discarded on the floor and a cigar burning away in an ashtray. The camera moves toward the "Tingle Fingers Vibrating Bed" while police sirens are heard in the background, and the camera angle suddenly shifts to show a phone book with an advertisement for hiring Saul Goodman as an attorney, circled in red. “Your one stop shop for all your legal needs,” the advertisement reads.
"This February, during AMC's first ever two-night series premiere event, we're going to introduce Jimmy McGill to the world. Known to 'Breaking Bad' fans as Saul Goodman, viewers will soon discover Saul wasn't always Albuquerque's top criminal (criminal) lawyer," AMC President Charlie Collier reportedly said.
AMC had said earlier that “Better Call Saul” is set six years before Bob Odenkirk’s character, Saul Goodman, meets Walter White, who was played by Bryan Cranston in “Breaking Bad.”
“Breaking Bad” regular Jonathan Banks will return for the spinoff as Mike Ehrmantraut. Other stars include Michael McKean as Chuck McGill, Rhea Seehorn as Kim Wexler, Patrick Fabian as Howard Hamlin and Michael Mando as Nacho Varga.
The network reportedly said that the characters "will represent both legitimate and illegitimate sides of the law."
“Better Call Saul” Season 1 will reportedly have 10 episodes, while Season 2, which was ordered during the production of the first season, will have 13 episodes.
Here is the teaser trailer for “Better Call Saul” Season 1.