Good news for Breaking Bad fans: Jonathan Banks, who played the show’s fixer Mike Ehrmantraut for almost three seasons, has signed up for its imminent prequel show Better Call Saul. Banks will be a series regular, reports Deadline, which means we’ll be seeing a lot more of questionable lawyer Saul’s even more questionable sidekick.
Banks joins Bob Odenkirk, who plays Saul, but as yet the pair are the only confirmed cast members. Showrunner Vince Gilligan had previously told EW that he’d love to revisit the character of Mike for the prequel: “That would be a great deal of fun. I would say the sky’s the limit, at least theoretically speaking.”
Better Call Saul will take the world of Breaking Bad back to a time before the lawyer met eventual meth kingpin Walter White. “It will be Saul Goodman’s world, it won’t be Walter White’s, and it will have a different feel, even though there will be some overlap on the Venn diagram that exists between Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul,” Gilligan told Rolling Stone.
The show is due to appear on AMC at the end of 2014 and, like Breaking Bad, will be shown on Netflix in the UK.
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