When it premieres in early 2015, “Better Call Saul” will be the much-appreciated return of shady lawyer (and fan-favorite character) Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) from AMC’s “Breaking Bad.” But “Better Call Saul” will not have “Breaking Bad” antihero Walter White (Bryan Cranston) to play off Odenkirk. Luckily, AMC has cast Julie Ann Emery and Jeremy Shamos to play some new unlikely criminals for Goodman to represent.
According to Variety, the show has cast Emery (“Fargo”) and Shamos (“Birdman”) as Betsy and Craig Kettleman. The couple is described as “the world’s most square outlaws.” While, like Walter White, the Kettlemans might not look the part, they will be criminals searching for a lawyer when they meet Goodman. But the Kettlemans will probably be much more quirky and much less sinister than White as “Better Call Saul” is shooting for a much more comedic tone than its predecessor.
While the Kettlemans were originally written as a premiere-only storyline, the actors impressed show creators, and they have since been turned in recurring characters who will reappear throughout the 10-episode premiere season.
It is also worth noting that “Better Call Saul” star Odenkirk has worked with Emery before in FX’s “Fargo.” Odenkirk played Sheriff Bill Oswalt on the drama series, while Emery played Ida Thurman.
Watch a promo for “Better Call Saul” below where Goodman pitches some new clients. Are they the Kettlemans?
Saul Goodman might just have his first clients lined up for the premiere episode, but why do they need the crooked lawyer’s help? Fans will have to wait to find out. “Better Call Saul” is set to debut in early 2015 on AMC.
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