AMC has picked-up “Breaking Bad” prequel “Better Call Saul” for a third season, with an order for 10 new episodes. Debuting on Feb. 8, 2015, “Better Call Saul” is set six years before Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) meets Walter White. Back then, Saul is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny and hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside and often against Jimmy is “fixer” Mike Erhmantraut (Jonathan Banks), who was also first introduced in “Breaking Bad.” The series tracks Jimmy’s transformation into a man who puts the criminal in “criminal lawyer.”
“What Vince, Peter, Bob and the entire team have accomplished with Better Call Saul is truly rare and remarkable. They have taken one of the most iconic, immersive and fan-obsessive (in the best possible way) shows in television history and created a prequel that stands on its own,” said AMC president Charlie Collier in a statement. “Watching Jimmy McGill’s thoughtful, melodic and morally flexible transformation into Saul Goodman is entertaining and delighting millions of fans, whether their starting point was Breaking Bad or not. This series has its own feel, pace and sensibility and we can’t wait to see what this incredibly talented group comes up with next in season three.”
Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould are set to return as co-showrunners. Mark Johnson, Melissa Bernstein and Thomas Schnauz executive produce. The current second season of “Better Call Saul” will conclude on April 18.