“Better Call Saul,” the “Breaking Bad” spinoff may not have even aired yet but it has already been renewed for a second season. The news was announced by AMC meaning we now officially get at least 23 episodes of the show.
Now for the bad news. “Better Call Saul” was initially supposed to premiere the first season in November but has now been pushed back to early 2015. This also pushes back season 2 until early 2016.
“Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan serves as director on the series premiere then as co-showrunner with Peter Gould on the rest of the series.
“Production on Better Call Saul is underway, and we could not be more proud of nor more excited about the work to date. 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,” said AMC president Charlie Collier. “When introducing any series, especially one with the DNA of Breaking Bad, there are countless factors to consider in making sure the show gets the launch it deserves. We have a strong history with Vince, Peter, Bob, the studio and so many involved with this production; we are enjoying the process on Saul and all share a focus on making it a true television event. No half measures.”