Tuesday, April 07, 2015

KCRW's THE SPIN-OFF: "Better Call Saul" Producers and Stars Talk About Their Successful First Season (LISTEN)

Better Call Saul

On March 26, I moderated a panel for Television Academy members about AMC's new hit series "Better Call Saul." After screening the Season 1 penultimate episode "Pimento," I sat down with the show's stars and creators to discuss the successful "Breaking Bad" spin-off. (Read Deadline's recap of the panel here.

We discussed the show's origins, its timeline (including the possibility that "Better Call Saul" may eventually invade the "Breaking Bad" timeline) and got plenty of hints that Walter White and Jesse Pinkman may eventually show up.
"Better Call Saul" is, of course, the Breaking Bad spin-off about the backstory of how two-bit lawyer Jimmy McGill became Saul Goodman, played by Bob Odenkirk. There are other familiar faces from Breaking Bad in the show as well, notably Jonathan Banks who plays the memorable Mike Erhmantraut in both shows.

Recently, AMC hosted an event for Emmy voters where Michael Schneider moderated a panel discussion with Bob Odenkirk and Jonathan Banks, as well as executive producer Vince Gilligan, co-creator Peter Gould and writer Thomas Schnauz. There were other members of the cast there too, including Michael McKean, who plays Jimmy's older brother Chuck, as well as supporting players Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian and Michael Mando.

We turned the audio into a special bonus edition of KCRW's "The Spin-Off." Listen below!


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