Saul Goodman’s line is going to be busy for a long time.
AMC on Thursday revealed a first look at the “Breaking Bad” spinoff, which stars Bob Odenkirk as the slimy lawyer Saul Goodman, and announced that it had already ordered a second season of the series. The first season, which will run 10 episodes and debut in early 2015, began filming in New Mexico earlier this month.
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Series creator Vince Gilligan is directing the series premiere, and will serve as co-showrunner along with fellow “Breaking Bad” alum Peter Gould, creator of the Saul Goodman character
The second season, set for early 2016, will run 13 episodes, making for a total order of 23 episodes off the bat.
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“Production on ‘Better Call Saul’ is underway and we could not be more proud of nor more excited about the work to date. We join the fans in eager anticipation for this series and today we happily confirm that our initial ‘Saul’ order is for two seasons and a total of 23 episodes,” AMC president Charlie Collier said in a release.
“When introducing any series, especially one with the DNA of ‘Breaking Bad,’ there are countless factors to consider in making sure the show gets the launch it deserves,” he continued. “We have a strong history with Vince, Peter, Bob, the studio and so many involved with this production; we are enjoying the process on ‘Saul’ and all share a focus on making it a true television event. No half measures.”