12:42pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Better Call Saul' Gets Two-Night Premiere, New Trailer
AMC is giving Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul a major launch.
The cable network will bow the drama series on Sunday, Feb. 8, at 10 p.m., immediately following the season-five midseason return of ratings behemoth The Walking Dead. The drama from Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould will continue its two-night debut and air its second episode on Monday, Feb. 9, at 10 p.m. The series will continue to air on Mondays at 10 p.m., launching AMC into a new night of scripted originals with the Bob Odenkirk starrer.
"This February, during AMC's first ever two-night series premiere event, we’re going to introduce Jimmy McGill to the world. Known to Breaking Bad fans as Saul Goodman, viewers will soon discover Saul wasn't always Albuquerque’s top criminal (criminal) lawyer,” AMC president Charlie Collier said. “Huge thanks to Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Bob Odenkirk, our partners at Sony, and the entire team. We’re thrilled to be cooking together again."
Season one will consist of 10 episodes, with a second run of 13 original hourlong installments already set.
Walking Dead companion talk show Talking Dead will air after Better Call Saul at 11 p.m. and return to its regular 10 p.m. slot the following week.
Watch the new trailer below.