Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul will make its special two-night premiere on Sunday, February 8th, and Monday, the 9th, with both episodes airing at 10 p.m. EST/PST. From then on, the show will regularly air Monday nights at 10 p.m.
The show also revealed a new teaser trailer, a quick 30-second clip that shows the remnants of a ravaged motel room – a broken TV, heels and clothing scattered on the floor, empty bottles of booze, a half-smoked cigar still burning on an ashtray, white powder and a credit card on a mirror. As the camera moves towards the “Tingle Fingers Vibrating Bed,” police sirens start to wail and the angle suddenly shifts to show a phone book with Saul Goodman’s attorney-for-hire ad circled in red.
The highly anticipated spin-off stars Bob Odenkirk, who will reprise his Breaking Bad role as the slimy lawyer, Saul Goodman, though the show is set in the early 2000s, six years before Walter White started cooking blue meth. On Better Call Saul, Odenkirk’s will be introduced as Jimmy McGill, “a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny and hustling to make ends meet,” according to a press release. Created by Breaking Bad showrunner Vince Gilligan and writer Peter Gould, the show – which has, amazingly, already been renewed for a second season – will chronicle McGill’s transformation into “Saul Goodman.”
Breaking Bad regular Jonathan Banks will also return as the grouchy fixer, Mike Ehrmantraut, but the cast also boasts newcomers Michael McKean (playing Saul’s brother), Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian and Michael Mando.
“It was always in Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould’s laps to create it, want to do it and have a vision for it,” Odenkirk said in a recent behind-the-scenes look at the new show. “And I came along as a lucky actor. It’s like somebody telling you, ‘I think you might’ve won the lottery.'”