The first season of “Better Call Saul” is coming to Netflix.
The “Breaking Bad” spinoff will be available to U.S. and Canada’s subscribers following its first season finale on AMC next year, the streaming service and Sony Pictures Television announced on Monday. The deal also covers overseas’ rights. The new series will be available exclusively on Netflix in Europe and Latin America shortly after U.S. airings begin in 2014.
Starring Bob Odenkirk and co-created and executive produced by “Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan, “Better Call Saul” tells the story of mall-based super lawyer Saul Goodman in the years before he became Walter White’s attorney. From parking tickets to mass murder, from slip-and-falls to bond fraud, Saul handles it all.
Netflix already has a long history with Saul. The streaming service currently carries all five seasons of “Breaking Bad,” and was recognized by Gilligan at the 2013 Emmy Awards for reviving the series in the United Kingdom, where it was cancelled on television after just three seasons.
The Emmy-winning drama launched on Netflix after the conclusion of Season 3, and became one of the most popular programs with subscribers.
“Coming off of the overwhelming success of ‘Breaking Bad,’ we’re excited to continue our collaboration with Vince, as well as Peter Gould, and that fans around the world will be able to embrace ‘Saul,’” Steve Mosko, president of Sony Pictures Television, said in a statement.