AMC Orders Second Season of ‘Better Call Saul’, Moves Premiere Date

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saulAMC has already ordered a second season of Better Call Saul, and has moved up the initial premiere date to 2015, the cable net announced on Thursday.

The highly anticipated Breaking Bad prequel has recieved a second season order of 13 episodes, bringing the grand series total to 23.  There is no note of specific air dates for either season, but AMC has said that the drama will join The Walking Dead in the first quarter of the next two years.

Breaking Bad creator and showrunner Vince Gilligan is directing the show’s premiere, and co-showrunning the series alongside fellow Breaking Bad alum Peter Gould, who inititally created the Saul Goodman character.

The series follows Bob Odenkirk as the tricky New Mexican criminal lawyer.

“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,” said AMC president Charlie Collier.

“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. 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.”