Creating a successful spinoff is never easy, and that must be particularly true for Vince Gilligan, who's tasked with following up the enormous success of Breaking Bad with a new series focused on one of its standout characters. We've seen bits and pieces of Better Call Saul over the past few months, and now AMC has released a chat with its creators — including Gilligan — that goes behind the scenes and sets up the new series. Perhaps the standout quote here is from lead actor Bob Odenkirk, revealing how he committed to the show: he apparently told Gilligan, "If you write it, I'll do it."
The website SpoilerTV has also posted what it claims are the episode descriptions for the first five installments of the new series. While we can't say whether they're correct or not, the first description is a truncated version of what AMC officially released — and they all sound about as vague as TV listings usually get — so there's a chance these are right. As SlashFilm points out, all the episode names rhyme. All five are reprinted below, including the full description for the first episode. FYI, Saul goes by the name Jimmy in this series, despite the name Saul being in the title. The show premieres on February 8th and 9th.
Episode 1, "Uno" — Jimmy works magic in the courtroom; after being inspired unexpectedly, Jimmy tries an unconventional method for pursuing potential clients.
Episode 2, "Mijo" — Jimmy's troubles escalate, leaving him in dire straits; carelessness puts Chuck at risk.
Episode 3, "Nacho" — Jimmy is eager to prove that his dangerous client is innocent.
Episode 4, "Hero" — Jimmy must face consequences when his relationships become strained.
Episode 5, "Jello" — Alarming news disrupts Jimmy's efforts at drumming up new business.