Last we heard, Vince Gilligan was nervous about Better Call Saul. The production was off to a rocky start with at least one week needed to play catch up and Gilligan fearing the entire show was “a mistake.” Do with that information what you will as AMC has just ordered a thirteen-episode second season following the adventures of everyone’s favorite piece of sh*t lawyer.
AMC shared this news along with a set photo of Gilligan, co-showrunner Peter Gould, and star Bob Odenkirk whose hair is flowing luxuriously in the Arizona winds so it’s definitely not fake so just stop asking, okay?
Additionally, AMC President Charlie Collier still seems excited about airing a show with a built-in fanbase:
“Production on ‘Better Call Saul’ is underway and we could not be more proud of nor more excited about the work to date. We join the fans in eager anticipation for this series and today we happily confirm that our initial ‘Saul’ order is for two seasons and a total of 23 episodes,” said AMC president Charlie Collier. “When introducing any series, especially one with the DNA of ‘Breaking Bad,’ there are countless factors to consider in making sure the show gets the launch it deserves. We have a strong history with Vince, Peter, Bob, the studio and so many involved with this production; we are enjoying the process on ‘Saul’ and all share a focus on making it a true television event. No half measures.” (Via Variety)
And, oh yeah, about those delays. The show is now pushing from November 2014 to the first quarter of 2015. You can’t trust lawyers.