New 'Better Call Saul' Teaser Has Us Dying for More (VIDEO)

Better Call Saul teaser

The diabolical folks at AMC are determined to keep teasing us with the very briefest of glimpses at the upcoming Breaking Bad prequel, Better Call Saul. I can't wait to see a full-length trailer, but since that's not in the cards yet, I'll have to make do with this brand-new clip of Bob Odenkirk in action.

The good news is that it doesn't take much Saul to convince me that I'm going to enjoy seeing this character's return to the small screen. The new 10-second teaser, called “Amen,” shows a younger Saul in a Judge Judy-style courtroom, and he does more with a single throat clear than most actors can do with an entire monologue.


Better Call Saul is scheduled to air in February 2015, and as you know, it's set before Saul began working with Walter White and Jesse Pinkman. In the teasers released so far, Saul's got more hair than he did on Breaking Bad, and it looks like he's working to get clients in his early career as hustling lawyer Jimmy McGill.

The show will be more comedic in tone than Breaking Bad, and you definitely get a feeling for that in this new teaser. Take a look:

Ahhh, the awkward pause before he asks, "You with me, ladies and gentlemen?" The pitch-perfect throat clear when the room remains silent. Odenkirk was born to play this role, wasn't he?

Odenkirk told E! that while the prequel will have its funny moments, we can definitely expect that it will be more than a goofy sitcom:

Everything is new to me, I didn’t know any of this story about the character. I’m learning a lot about this guy, and everyone’s going to learn a lot about him because it’s all new story. [Executive producers] Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould have brought what everyone loved about Breaking Bad to Better Call Saul, all those cliffhanger moments, the tension, it’s all there and I think the fans are going to be super glad to have that back in their life.

In addition to Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks will be returning as the amazing "fixer" Mike Ehrmantraut from Breaking Bad, and the show will also include Michael McKean, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian, and Michael Mando. Here's our first look as Michael McKean as Saul's brother Chuck:

Are you excited about seeing Better Call Saul?

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