“Better Call Saul” has a new trailer in a TV Guide exclusive! Unlike some previous teasers for the “Breaking Bad” spinoff, the new video is a true trailer, not just a single tantalizing scene. AMC is still playing it close to the chest with the short, 30-second preview, but there is still plenty to be gained for fans eagerly awaiting the show’s premiere on Feb. 8, 2015.
Check out four things we learned from the new “Better Call Saul” trailer:
1. Saul’s Philosophy
Fans got a little taste of the Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) they know and love from “Breaking Bad” when the sleazy lawyer dished some of his sarcastically cynical philosophy to some prospective clients. When the clients in question wonder if hiring a lawyer made them look suspicious or guilty, Saul retorts, “getting arrested makes you look guilty.” Another gem from the trailer is Saul’s comment that he is “number one on your speed dial, right next to your weed dealer.“ Oh, Saul!
2. “Call Me Jimmy”
Fans previously learned that the anti-hero will not be "Saul Goodman" when the series begins. Instead he'll be a fledgling lawyer named Jimmy McGill, prompting the show’s creators to ask viewers what trouble they think he will get into that changing his name to Saul Goodman is the answer. The new trailer features Odenkirk telling a pair of clients, “Call me Jimmy.”
3. Meet the Kettlemans
The clients in the scene mentioned above are called the Kettlemans. It was previously announced that the show had cast Julie Ann Emery (“Fargo”) and Jeremy Shamos (“Birdman”) as Betsy and Craig Kettleman, a couple described as “the world’s most square outlaws.” This is the first peek fans have had at the new characters.
4. Police Chase?
In one short shot from the trailer, it appears that Saul is running from a couple of thugs when he heads smack into a police car. What kind of trouble is he in that led to that chase? Fans will have to wait to find out.
“Better Call Saul” premieres on Feb. 8 on AMC. Tweet your thoughts to @Ja9GarofaloTV.