If you wondered what Saul Goodman’s family was like on Breaking Bad, you don’t have to wait too much longer to find out.
The show’s cast has officially been revealed.
Michael McKean (Family Tree) will play Saul’s brother Chuck, Jonathan Banks will reprise his Breaking Bad role of Mike Ehrmantraut, Rhea Seehorn (Franklin & Bash) will play Kim, Patrick Fabian (Grey’s Anatomy) will play Hamlin and Michael Mando (Orphan Black) will play Mando.
“The series is set six years before Saul Goodman meets Walter White,” reads the Breaking Bad prequel’s official description. “When we meet him, the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny, and, more immediately, hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside, and, often, against Jimmy, is ‘fixer’ Mike Ehrmantraut, a beloved character introduced in Breaking Bad. The series will track Jimmy’s transformation into Saul Goodman, the man who puts ‘criminal’ in ‘Criminal lawyer.'”
Back at the Television Critics Association summer press tour last month, the show’s creator, Vince Gilligan sat down to offer some more details about what to expect when the show makes its debut.
Per TVLine.com, here’s what he said:
– As they were writing the show, Gilligan found that the audience “didn’t really know who this guy [Saul] was at all.” Gilligan said that it reminded him a lot of the fifth season of Breaking Bad. “when we had the machine gun in the trunk. We had no idea how we were going to get there. It’s a challenge. One of the questions we ask ourselves a lot is, what problem does being Saul Goodman solve?”
– EP Peter Gould discussed a possible appearance by Giancarlo Esposito’s Gus: “There’s so much more to say about that character. There’s always a possibility. Having said that, we’re trying to make something that stands on its own.”
– As far as whether the show will feature flashbacks or simply be told using a linear structure, Gilligan did admit that he was partial to time jumps. “I like jumping around in time,” Gilligan replied. “Anything that was possible storytelling wise on Breaking Bad is possible on Better Call Saul.”
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