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Better Call Saul

Better Call Saul

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Photo Credit:  AMC
  • Premiered: 
    February 8, 2015
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  • Network: AMC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Spinoff of Breaking Bad 
  • Subject Matter: Legal
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  • Season 4
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Plot Synopsis

Set in 2002 -- six years before crooked strip-mall lawyer Saul Goodman meets Walter White -- this spinoff prequel focuses on Saul's life when he is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny and hustling to make ends meet. Jimmy's a legitimate lawyer, an underdog fighting to make a name for himself, but his moral compass and his ambition are often at war with each other. Working alongside and often against Jimmy is fixer Mike Ehrmantraut, a former cop from Philadelphia who took early retirement due to a series of dark events that he'd prefer to keep buried in the past. Then there's Jimmy's older brother Chuck, a brilliant man of high ideals, who is a name partner at one of Albuquerque's most prestigious law firms, where he works with go-to litigator Kim Wexler and law partner Howard Hamlin. In a June 19, 2014 press release, AMC confirmed that the initial order for BETTER CALL SAUL was two seasons and a total of 23 episodes, scheduled for February 2015 (10-episode Season 1) and early 2016 (13-episode Season 2). BETTER CALL SAUL will have a two-night television event for its premiere, debuting on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 10pm ET/PT on AMC with its second episode airing the next day, Monday, February 9 at 10pm ET/PT.

BETTER CALL SAUL returned for its second season on Monday, February 15, 2016 at 10pm ET/PT on AMC, immediately following an all-day marathon (11:15am-10pm) of encore episodes of the entire first season. "Jimmy McGill's journey takes surprising, left-handed turns in Season 2. He goes to places we'd never, ever expected. As for Mike Ehrmantraut, he's pulled deeper into a world he was sure he'd left forever," said Peter Gould, executive producer and showrunner. "We can't wait to share the next chapter of BETTER CALL SAUL with the fans who have embraced the show." In the season opener, "Switch," Mike feels it is best to sever his affiliation with an unrestrained associate.

Season 3 of BETTER CALL SAUL premiered on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 10pm ET/PT on AMC, immediately following a 10.5-hour marathon (11:30am-10pm) of encore episodes from the entire second season. Season 2 ended with a pair of cliffhangers. Determined to prevent his brother from practicing law, Chuck staged an elaborate con, secretly recording Jimmy's confession to a felony. When Mike set his sights on sociopathic cartel boss Hector Salamanca, an ominous intervention stopped him from pulling the trigger, raising questions as to what other dangerous players may be in the game. As the new season begins, the repercussions of Chuck's scheme test Jimmy and Kim's fledgling law practices -- and their romance -- as never before. This imminent existential threat presses Jimmy's faltering moral compass to the limit. Meanwhile, Mike searches for a mysterious adversary who seems to know almost everything about his business. As the season progresses, new characters are introduced and backstories are further illuminated with meaningful nods to the BREAKING BAD universe. In the season opener, "Mabel," Jimmy and Chuck's relationship deteriorates, Kim feels the pressure of running her own firm, and Mike investigates the note left on his car.

The fourth season of BETTER CALL SAUL premiered on Monday, August 6, 2018 at 9pm ET/PT on AMC. In the fourth season, Chuck's death catalyzes Jimmy McGill's transformation into Saul Goodman. In the wake of his loss, Jimmy takes steps into the criminal world that will put his future as a lawyer -- and his relationship with Kim -- in jeopardy. Chuck's death deeply affects former colleagues Howard and Kim as well, putting the two of them once again on opposite sides of a battle sparked by the Brothers McGill. Meanwhile, Mike Ehrmantraut takes a more active role as Madrigal Electromotive's newest (and most thorough) security consultant. It's a volatile time to be in Gus Fring's employ, as Hector's collapse sends shock waves throughout the Albuquerque underworld and throws the cartel into chaos -- tearing apart both Gus and Nacho's well-laid plans. While Gus changes course, Nacho finds himself in the crosshairs of deadly forces. In the 65-minute season opener, "Smoke," Jimmy struggles to cope with Chuck's tragic death. Mike ponders his role at Madrigal. Howard makes a startling confession.
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On Tuedsay, May 7, 2019 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment released BETTER CALL SAUL Season 4 on DVD and Blu-ray + Digital with all 10 fabulous episode on three discs. In the critically acclaimed drama's fourth season, his brother's death catalyzes Jimmy McGill's transformation into "Saul Goodman." Now Jimmy steps into the criminal world, putting his future as a lawyer -- and his relationship with Kim Wexler -- in deep jeopardy.

Meanwhile, Mike Ehrmantraut's work for Gustavo Fring throws the cartel into chaos, with tragic results. Packed with exclusive special features including cast & crew audio commentaries on every episode, a gag reel, and the featurette "Slippin' Kimmy," which explores the complex character Kim Wexler, whose personal and professional triumphs are threatened by the temptation to cut corners, Slippin' Jimmy-style. Also included are ten Madrigal Security Training Videos with Mike Ehrmantraut and the short film "No Picnic" featuring fan-favorite characters, The Kettlemans. Blu-ray exclusive content includes seven deleted scenes, three storyboard scene comparisons, a directorial walk-through, and two featurettes: "Flashing Forward, Looking Back," which highlights the show's use of non-linear storytelling to explore the many layers of Jimmy's transformation, and "Constructing the Superlab," which takes an in-depth look at the process of building Gus Fring's Superlab both on and off-screen. This is must own for BETTER CALL SAUL fans. Buy and binge now! (Click the red "Buy DVDs" button on this page.)

Blu-ray and DVD Special Features include:
- Gag Reel
- Slippin' Kimmy Featurette
- Cast & Crew Audio Commentaries for all 10 Episodes
- 10 Madrigal Security Training Videos with Mike Ehrmantraut
- Short Film: No Picnic

Blu-ray Exclusive Features include:
- Deleted Scenes:
* "C.C. Mobile"
* "Kim Saves the Day... Again"
* "Another Day, Another Euro"
* "The Shells Taste Better"
* "The Getaway"
* "Destroying the Evidence"
* "Clean Up"
- Featurettes:
- Flashing Forward, Looking Back
- Constructing the Superlab
- Storyboard comparisons and directorial walk-through with introductions by Co-Creator and Executive Producer Peter Gould

Nine months earlier -- on Monday, August 6, 2019 -- AMC renewed BETTER CALL SAUL for a fifth season.

Cast

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Sony Pictures Television

Settings

  • - Albuquerque, New Mexico USA

Births, Deaths & Weddings

  • June 19, 2017: Chuck McGill dies