AMC and Sony Pictures Television announced today the renewal of Better Call Saul. The critically acclaimed Breaking Bad prequel will return for a 10-episode third season.
Co-created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, the series stars Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer who eventually becomes Walter White’s greasy lawyer Saul Goodman on Breaking Bad. The series, which tracks Jimmy’s transformation into a “criminal” lawyer, also stars Bad alum Jonathan Banks, Michael McKean, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian and Michael Mando.
“What Vince, Peter, Bob and the entire team have accomplished with Better Call Saul is truly rare and remarkable. They have taken one of the most iconic, immersive and fan-obsessive (in the best possible way) shows in television history and created a prequel that stands on its own,” Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios said in a statement.
Season 3 will once again be led by Gilligan and Gould alongside fellow executive producers Mark Johnson, Melissa Bernstein and Thomas Schnauz. Better Call Saul’s first season was nominated for seven Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Jonathan Banks, and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Bob Odenkirk, who also received SAG and Golden Globe nominations. Season 2 episodes are averaging 4.4 million viewers per episode, as the show remains one of the highest-rated dramas on cable.
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