"Breaking Bad" spinoff "Better Call Saul" is doing quite well, garnering legions of fans that other spinoffs do not get to experience. AMC's hit series not only get a second season already ordered way before the premiere season aired, but it has also received seven Emmy nominations as well. A mean feat for a spin-off.
"Better Call Saul" is set to return on February 15. With regard the new season's storyline, it seems that the fans will finally see the first stages of Jimmy McGill's transformation to Saul Goodman, the beloved character in "Breaking Bad."
The second season is set to have ten episodes. All the main cast members are reportedly returning for the new season. Apart from the main cast members, viewers can also catch Stacey, Mike's daughter-in-law appear time to time on the show. They can also see more of Craig and Betsy Kettlement as well as Tuco Salamanca. Fans will be excited to know that Nacho Varga will have a bigger role in this season.
Co-creator of the TV series Peter Gould also recently shared to Yahoo that season 2 is "surprisingly good." He said the team behind the show cannot help but feel excited.
"Better Call Saul's" first season did so well that Forbes hailed it as the "Best TV Series of 2015." In his interview with Yahoo, Gould shared that the first season became such a success because of the writers. He shared that the success resulted from the writers' trust and patience in letting the characters, as well as the actors portraying these characters, assist in the storytelling.
"I think we really let the characters shape the story," says Gould, "That was just one of the pleasures of doing this kind of television: you can watch the scenes and learn about the characters from watching the actors. By doing that, we learned that there was a lot more to Chuck than we initially thought. We also learned that Jimmy, as played by Bob... None of us would be here if Bob hadn't said yes back in Season 2 of Breaking Bad when we offered him the role. If anybody else had been cast, I don't think we'd be talking right now about this. Bob has a vulnerability as Jimmy. This is a guy who can be heard. We went with that. I think that vulnerability is part of the reason why people take to him the way they do.," he explained.