‘Better Call Saul’ Calls Chris Hardwick For Another ‘Talking’ Show
Welp, if Walking Dead followup Talking Dead could birth the less-cleverly named Talking Bad, it was only a matter of time Better Call Saul would follow suit. So decrees AMC for Season 2 of the prequel lawyer dramedy, tapping Chris Hardwick for the even less-cleverly named Talking Saul.
As we saw with Fear The Walking Dead however, AMC will only give Talking Saul a trial basis, airing the first installment after Monday’s Better Call Saul Season 2 premiere, and a second outing after the finale down the road. The first hourlong special will feature as guests series creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, and of course, star Bob Odenkirk himself.
Says AMC of the third (technically fourth) outing in the Talking lineup:
The ‘Talking’ franchise really started as a way to serve the fans by harnessing and providing a focal point for discussion around our original programming, and heading into its second season it’s clear Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould and everyone associated with ‘Better Call Saul’ have given rise to both a vibrant fan community and plenty to talk about.
We are excited to have Chris Hardwick on board as host to engage the show’s dedicated and loyal fans – many of whom have followed the characters of Saul Goodman and Mike Ehrmantraut since ‘Breaking Bad’ – in a meaningful and entertaining conversation around the series.
Set for 10 episodes, rather than its initially-ordered 13, here’s how AMC describes Better Call Saul Season 2, set to premiere on February 15:
A prequel to the award-winning series “Breaking Bad,” the series follows down-on-his-luck Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) as he navigates the moral dilemmas of the legal world while trying to step out of his older brother’s shadow and make a name for himself. Season one found Jimmy stumble upon a large class-action lawsuit, which led to a promising job opportunity at a large firm. Having arrived at a fork in the road, will Jimmy take the straight and narrow path with a safe corporate job or will he fall back into his “Slippin’ Jimmy” con-artist ways?
In addition to Jonathan Banks’ return as Mike Ehrmantraut, Better Call Saul features Michael McKean as Saul/Jimmy McGill’s brother Chuck, The Last Exorcism star Patrick Fabian as white-shoe law firm lawyer Howard Hamlin, Rhea Seehorn as fellow lawyer Kim Wexler, and Orphan Black star Michael Mando as career criminal Nacho Varga.
Check out the latest Better Call Saul Season 2 footage below, and brush up your criminal law before its February 15 return.
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