Breaking Bad spin-off Saul gets pre-debut renewal

AMC tweeted the first snap on the Better Call Saul set

AMC tweeted the first snap from the Better Call Saul set

The upcoming Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul has been renewed before the first season has even gone to air.

US cable channel AMC has given a second season the greenlight, which will launch in 2016. The first season has been pushed back to early 2015 from a previous debut date of late 2014.

The show is a prequel to the Breaking Bad, which is widely considered one of the greatest US dramas of all time, and follows unscrupulous lawyer Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) before he had met teacher-turned-drug lord Walter White.

“Production on Better Call Saul is underway and we could not be more proud of nor more excited about the work to date,” said AMC president Charlie Collier. “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.”

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