A new extended trailer for AMC’s Better Call Saul has been released, promising all kinds of adventure and mishaps for Jimmy McGill, better known to Breaking Bad fans as Saul Goodman.
The show will take place six years before Saul meets Walter White, but there will be some flash-forwards and time skips to allow for additional storytelling. Showrunners Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould announced Saturday that Bryan Cranston’s White and Aaron Paul’s Jesse Pinkman, the stars of Breaking Bad, will not appear in the first season of the spinoff.
“Our intention and our hope is that it will feel proper and organic,” Gilligan said of White or Pinkman cameoing. “If it feels like a stunt, then we in the writers’ room will feel like we have done something wrong.”
The absence of the two characters doesn’t mean that there won’t be plenty of room for other Breaking Bad characters to appear. Jonathan Banks will return as the violent but soft-spoken Mike Ehrmantraut, and the creators have teased that they plan on bringing back other characters from the Breaking Bad world.
“Some of them are the big one’s who’d you think about,” Gould said. “Some of them you may not—like Wendy. We want it to be organic to the story.”
Better Call Saul
premieres at 10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8 and 10 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9. Following the two-night premiere, the show will air at 10 p.m. on Mondays.