Everybody has those friends who are, somehow, still trying to finish "Breaking Bad." However, there is no excuse to fall behind on the AMC series' acclaimed spinoff. The Season 2 premiere of "Better Call Saul," which traces the transformation of down-on-his-luck lawyer Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) into the gloriously sleazy Saul Goodman of "Breaking Bad," is just the around the corner on Feb. 15. Luckily, Season 1, which began in March 2015, will be available on Netflix in time for slacker fans to catch up.
According to Netflix's list of new streaming releases slated for February, all 10 episodes of "Better Call Saul" Season 1 will be available to fans on Feb. 1. That gives viewers more than two weeks to get all caught up before the Season 2 premiere.
That timing is no coincidence. Part of AMC's deal with Netflix mandates that previous seasons of ongoing AMC series be released no more than two weeks before the premiere of the new season. Jim Maiella, Senior Vice President of AMC Corporate Communications, confirmed the approximate release date on Twitter in April 2015. Though, at the time of Maiella's announcement, a premiere date for Season 2 had not yet been confirmed.
@cgalls5 In the U.S. and Canada, Better Call Saul hits Netflix two weeks before the season two premiere on AMC. So, early 2016.
— Jim Maiella (@jimmaiella) April 7, 2015
For fans whose memory may be slipping, in the finale of "Breaking Bad," Saul told Walter White (Bryan Cranston) to turn himself in to the police after the chemist was outed to the police as Heisenberg. Saul cut off all ties to Walter and set off to begin his new life in hiding as a Nebraskan. Although Saul wasn’t too excited to head north, he much preferred going to Nebraska to being involved in any more of Walter’s life-threatening schemes. When "Better Call Saul" begins, Saul is newly employed at a mall Cinnabon. What a twist of fate!
Season 2 premieres on Feb. 15, so fans better get busy binging. Season 1 of "Better Call Saul" will be available for streaming on Netflix on Feb. 1.