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“Better Call Saul” will return for Season 5 with a two-night premiere in February, AMC announced on Wednesday.The “Breaking Bad” prequel will premiere on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 10 p.m., behind a new episode of “The Walking Dead.” The series will then air another new episode on Feb. 24 at 9 p.m., its normal time slot.Here is the logline for the fifth season:In the 10-epsiode fifth season of “Better Call Saul,” Jimmy McGill’s (Odenkirk) decision to practice law as “Saul Goodman” creates unexpected and profound waves of change for those in his orbit.Also Read: Bob Odenkirk Explains Why That Big Moment in 'Better Call Saul' Wasn't as Important as Fans ThinkWhen TheWrap spoke with series co-creator Peter Gould after the Season 4 finale, he said that they were “closer to the end” of the series. David Madden, AMC Network’s former entertainment president, agreed, though, he assured that the upcoming fifth season would definitely not be the final one.“Safe to say Season 5 will not be the end. How much longer it goes past Season 5? It’s in Peter and Vince’s hands,” Madden said, adding that he will wait until the two come back for Season 6 to map out the end of the series. “I think only then they will know how much longer it has past Season 6.”Click here for more “Better Call Saul” coverage, including Odenkirk on what the plans are for Gene and Esposito on the frosty relationship between Gus and Mike.“Better Call Caul” stars Bob Odenkirk, Rhea Seahorn, Michael Mando, Jonathan Banks and Giancarlo Esposito.AMC also released the first images of the new season, which you can see below:Warrick Page/AMC/Sony Pictures TelevisionWarrick Page/AMC/Sony Pictures TelevisionGreg Lewis/AMC/Sony Pictures TelevisionGreg Lewis/AMC/Sony Pictures TelevisionWarrick Page/AMC/Sony Pictures TelevisionRead original story ‘Better Call Saul': AMC Sets Two-Night Premiere for Season 5 At TheWrap
<strong>EXCLUSIVE</strong>: Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated <em>Better Call Saul</em> star Bob Odenkirk is set for Sony Pictures’ <em>Little Women</em>, the remake which is being written and directed by Greta Gerwig. The previously announced cast includes Meryl Streep, Timothee Chalamet, Saoirse Ronan, Laura Dern, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlon, James Norton, and Louis Garrel. The pic will reunite Odenkirk and Streep, both of whom starred in the Oscar-nominated feature, <em>The Post</em>. Odenkirk’s…
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Bob Odenkirk earned his third straight Emmy nomination for "Better Call Saul" but wishes his onscreen big brother, Michael McKean, was recognized as well.
The season premiere is an entertaining setup for next week’s reintroduction of a character loved by “Breaking Bad” fans and feared by that show’s characters.
Bob Odenkirk stopped by The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to promote his new Netflix movie, Girlfriend’s Day. Although, while he was there, Bob also promoted another (fake) movie that he’s in, called The Late Show: The Movie, in which Bob plays Stephen Colbert. After Stephen pretended to be upset that he wasn’t cast as himself in the movie, they played a clip from the upcoming film.
The Night of the Gun (AMC) The late David Carr, the great media columnist and cultural presence at The New York Times, wrote a wonderfully honest memoir of addiction in 2008’s The Night of the Gun. AMC says its Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk will star in an adaptation of Gun, working with writer-producer Shawn Ryan. My first reaction to this was: No! Please no! I worry that a TV adaptation will make this material more lurid than it is in the book, especially since Ryan hasn’t displayed all that subtle a hand in often highly entertaining material like The Shield, Last Resort, and his beloved-in-some-circles cult item Terriers.
Better Call Saul Finale: Jimmy and Mike Get Fooled One of the great pleasures of Better Call Saul throughout its second season, which concluded on Monday night on AMC, was to watch people do their work. Specifically, watching Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk), his brother, Chuck (Michael McKean), and his colleague and lover, Kim (Rhea Seehorn), cull through paper-work to prepare various cases, make pitches to prospective clients, and navigate the dangerous territory of inter-office politics. While we may have expected the scene set in a hospital room to reveal Chuck in the bed—as had, after all, suffered a nasty clunk on the head when he collapsed in the copy-shop at the end of last week’s episode—the producers gave us a mild surprise by making the opening with a flashback, to Chuck and Jimmy sitting at the bedside of their dying mother.
Warning: Storyline and character spoilers ahead for the “Nailed” episode of Better Call Saul. This penultimate episode of Better Call Saul’s second season would have made for a fine, cliffhanger finale, but the primetime gods have smiled upon fans and we’ll have one more Season 2 installment to further the major storylines that ramped up in “Nailed.” BCS co-creator and showrunner Peter Gould, who wrote and directed “Nailed,” talks to Yahoo TV about Chuck McGill’s very serious accident — which made one of the most cringe-inducing sounds we’ve ever heard, how Chuck has become a more sympathetic character this season, and how Mike Ehrmantraut’s happy day turned so ugly, so fast. Gould also chats about Mike’s “low-tech” formidable skills, how Kim has been brought down to Jimmy’s level in the Mesa Verde saga, and offers this preview of the season ender: “I think you’re going to see some sides of Jimmy and the other characters that you haven’t seen before.” I am haunted by the sound we hear at the end of this episode, poor Chuck’s head hitting that counter.
Warning: The recap for the “Nailed" episode of Better Call Saul contains storyline and character spoilers. In which we witness the events that may lead to Jimmy and Mike breaking bad, in one of the series’ best episodes yet. The Spiky Garden Hose The driver of the Regalo Helado ice cream truck, the one we met going through the weigh station in “Fifi,” is barreling down the desert highway, singing along to the infectious sounds of La Sonora Dinamita’s “Mi Cucu.” Which is probably why it’s only at the last second that he sees something snake across the road ahead of him.
Meet the In-Law So that’s who Rebecca Bois is. Chuck drops this little nugget, meant to impress, when he and Rebecca welcome brother Jimmy to their home for the first time, after Chuck got Jimmy out of the Chicago Sun Roof trouble. During a dinner in which all three seem nervous and make forced conversation — Chuck had already arranged with Rebecca that they would tug their ear, Carol Burnett style, if either of them wanted to end the night early — Rebecca meets her brother-in-law for the first time. He compliments her cooking, and tells Chuck he’s lucky to be married to such a talented woman and skilled chef.
Warning: The recap for the “Gloves Off" episode of Better Call Saul contains storyline and character spoilers. In which Mike fails to break bad, and the consequences of Jimmy’s actions make you wonder if maybe Chuck McGill isn’t a total bad guy after all. Boxing Mismatch Mike Ehrmantraut arrives home, throws an envelope of cash on the table — hundred dollar bills spill out — and grabs a beer from the fridge. Then he opens the freezer and takes out a bag of crinkle cut carrots, which he puts on his face.
So far, Chuck McGill has pretty clearly been the bad guy in his tension-filled relationship with brother Jimmy. But something happens in Monday’s “Gloves Off” episode of Better Call Saul that may earn stuffy Chuck a sliver of sympathy. Related: Catch Up on ‘Better Call Saul’ With Our Recaps No specific spoilers, but suffice it to say that Jimmy’s recent TV commercial project negatively impacts fellow attorney and girlfriend Kim. When he confronts Chuck about it in the clip above, big bro drops some truth bombs that Jimmy can ignore, only at his peril.
Warning: Storyline and character spoilers ahead for the second season of Better Call Saul. We’re three episodes into the sophomore season of Better Call Saul, and so much has happened. Jimmy McGill has begun a romantic relationship with his good friend and colleague Kim, but he continues to make moves that put their future in jeopardy. Ditto his sweet, perks-heavy gig on the partner track at David & Main.
Don’t call it a friendship, because, almost certainly, Mike Ehrmantraut (Emmy nominee Jonathan Banks) would never admit to having any sort of personal, friendly feelings for the man who will become Saul Goodman (Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Bob Odenkirk). But when Better Call Saul Season 2 premieres on Feb. 15, we will see Mike and Jimmy McGill solidifying their professional partnership, one that we know only gets stronger (and more illegal and dangerous) as the days and nights in Albuquerque roll on. ...
Emmy, Golden Globe, and SAG nominations for star Bob Odenkirk, plus critical acclaim and a devoted audience that includes Breaking Bad fans who followed Saul Goodman back in time and new viewers who are getting to know Jimmy McGill before they meet Saul… By every measure, Better Call Saul’s debut season was a hit. But series creators Peter Gould and Vince Gilligan, as well as Odenkirk, have repeatedly said they didn’t take that success for granted as they went into the AMC drama nervous about whether or not the spin-off would be embraced.
Bob Odenkirk and David Cross return to their Mr. Show roots in W/ Bob & David, a four-episode Netflix series that begins streaming Nov. 13. Do you remember Mr. Show?
Seven Emmy nominations, an Outstanding New Program award from the Television Critics Association, and Best Actor (Bob Odenkirk) and Supporting Actor (Jonathan Banks) wins at the Critics Choice Television Awards… not a bad lineup of accolades for a series whose creators worried viewers might not even tune in for Season 1. We’re talking about Better Call Saul, the Breaking Bad spinoff series that arrives on Blu-ray this week with a haul of bonus materials that makes the set worth purchasing even if you’ve seen Season 1, including uncensored episodes, cast and crew commentary on all 10 episodes, deleted scenes with commentary, featurettes on Mike Ehrmantraut and Jimmy McGill in the courtroom, “Kettle Kommentary” with scene-stealing actors Julie Ann Emory and Jeremy Shamos, a cast and crew table read for the “Uno” episode, a gag reel, a Better Call Saul music video, and a conversation with Odenkirk and TV brother Michael McKean. Outstanding Lead Actor Emmy nominee Odenkirk, whose sequel-ish sketch comedy series With Bob and David premieres on Netflix Nov. 13, celebrated Saul’s Blu-ray and DVD release by chatting with Yahoo TV about how genuinely surprised and delighted he and the series creators have been with the spinoff’s success, transferring Saul Goodman’s “exuberance and indefatigability” while making Jimmy McGill such a charming character, his favorite moments from Season 1, and the fan-pleasing surprises ahead in Better Call Saul’s second season.