I have very mixed feelings about Better Call Saul. On the one hand, I feel that Breaking Bad is just about perfect, and it’s best to leave well enough alone. Respect the chemistry. On the other hand, Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan is co-showrunning with Peter Gould, and Gilligan has earned the benefit of the doubt. Also, there’s certainly new places you can take a comic-relief character like Saul (Bob Odenkirk), although I’m wondering how this “fall from grace” story will differ from Walter White’s. Sure, the Saul we saw in Breaking Bad didn’t commit atrocities on Walter’s level, but the Saul we’ll be seeing in Better Call Saul won’t even be “Saul Goodman” when the story begins in 2002. He’ll be James McGill, a fine, upstanding lawyer.
As we wait to see how the new series will play out, AMC has released a Better Call Saul music video containing new footage, which you can check out after the jump. The series premieres in February, and AMC has already ordered a second season.