When does Better Call Saul start? – Precise AMC Premiere Date and Times Revealed

When does Better Call Saul start on AMC and Netflix?

The US premiere date for BCS has now been officially set for Sunday February 8, 2015 at 10:00pm ET on AMC. Episode 2 will then be broadcast at the same time the following night. From there the show will air weekly, Monday nights at 10:00pm ET.

Following its TV airing, the comedy-drama will soon become available to watch online in the UK, mainland Europe and Latin America, exclusively on Netflix.

BCS had originally been due to premiere in America in late 2014, but the date was later pushed back to next year. If however this means the difference between a good or a great series, I’m sure fans will excuse the extra wait.

Bob Odenkirk - Photo by Gage Skidmore

Bob Odenkirk – Photo by Gage Skidmore

Starring actor Bob Odenkirk as Albuquerque’s number 1 ‘criminal’ lawyer, ‘Better Call Saul’ is the massively anticipated Breaking Bad prequel/spin-off series coming soon to AMC and Netflix.

The creation of geniuses Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, the show will be set back in 2002, long before Goodman ever knew the name Walter White. Of course, a younger Saul should in theory mean a little less combover action.

Filming Locations

Taking place in Albuquerque, New Mexico, filming for Better Call Saul began in early June 2014 and wrapped-up in late October.

Season 2

Amazingly, despite not a single episode having yet been broadcast, a second season has already been commissioned by AMC. Not only that, the new series is scheduled to consist of 13 episodes, three more than the first. Better Call Saul’s season 2 premiere date has been pencilled in for early 2016.

‘The Song’ Trailer

Lead Cast

According to Variety, the main cast list will feature Rhea Seehorn as Kim, Patrick Fabian as Hamlin, Michael McKean as Saul’s brother Chuck and Michael Mando as Nacho, with Bob Odenkirk playing the title role of Saul Goodman. Viewers can also look out for the return of BB actor Jonathan Banks as the no nonsense Mike Ehrmantraut. In theory, if the writers wanted, the shows guest cast could read like a who’s who of Heisenberg and Jesse Pinkman victims.

New Series Trailer

Not Breaking Bad

Now for millions of Breaking Bad fans (myself included), the enjoyment of watching the dramatic season 5 finale was quickly met with the sad realisation that it was now over – forever. No more cliffhangers. One of the greatest television series of all-time had come to an end.

No matter how you reasoned it in your mind, a season 6 just wouldn’t work, and given his less eventful earlier years, a prequel based around Walt wouldn’t make much of a show. Plus I couldn’t imagine anyone other than Bryan Cranston filling the role. Now a prequel based around Jesse’s earlier antics was a little more feasible, but again, someone other than Aaron Paul in the part would just seem weird. The good news though is we are getting a spin-off series and it will star one of BB’s key cast members, Bob Odenkirk.

While Breaking Bad was running, part of me never wanted the show to end, while another part was desperate to find out how it all ends. The now iconic series set a new standard in TV drama and went out on a high. Nobody would’ve loved to see the further adventures of Heisenberg more than me, but lets face it, it wouldn’t have been the same.

Lets enjoy Better Call Saul for what it promises to be, not BB season 6, but a great comedy-crime drama in its own right.