Saul Goodman’s trusted private investigator Michael “Mike” Ehrmantraut will be back on the “Breaking Bad” spin-off “Better Call Saul”. Jonathan Banks will reprise his role as Mike, while Bob Odenkirk reprises his role as Saul Goodman. Banks’ role in “Breaking Bad” earned him an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. “Better Call Saul” and “Breaking Bad” helmer Vince Gilligan, is planning a bigger role for Banks’ character saying:
“I could definitely see a version of this where Mike Ehrmantraut is an important part of this series.”
The show is set as a “prequel that will focus on the evolution of the popular Saul Goodman character before he ever became Walter White’s lawyer.” Creator of the character, “Breaking Bad” writer Peter Gould, will executive produce the new show.
Gilligan explain what we can expect from the drama “… with a much lighter tone than Breaking Bad”:
“When I say drama, even in a comedy, you want drama, you want tension and conflict, and a character that at heart seems at peace with himself is intrinsically undramatic …So we’ve been thinking about how to address that issue,”
Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul have each expressed their interest in making cameo appearances on the spin-off series. “Better Call Saul” is slated to air sometime in November (a more specific date will be announced later).