Jonathan Banks Joins ‘Breaking Bad’ Prequel ‘Better Call Saul’

Jonathan Banks Better Call Saul

Jonathan Banks has joined Bob Odenkirk in “Better Call Saul,” AMC/Sony TV’s upcoming prequel to Emmy-winning “Breaking Bad” that focuses on Odenkirk’s criminal lawyer Saul Goodman, sources confirm to Variety.

Banks will be a series regular on the show, which is slated to premiere in November on AMC.

Conceived by “Breaking Bad’s” creator Vince Gilligan and writer-producer Peter Gould, “Better Call Saul” will chronicle the evolution of Saul before he became Walter White’s lawyer.

Banks was a regular on “Breaking Bad” and played Saul’s trusted private investigator/fixer Michael “Mike” Ehrmantraut. His casting means that Saul will have his helper back by his side.

Odenkirk and Banks are the only actors set for “Better Call Saul” so far.

Deadline first reported the news.


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  1. John Oliver says:

    Bring back Gus Fring.

  2. Yessssss. Hopefully Giancarlo Esposito comes back as Gus too. But they shouldn’t take him away from being Tom Neville in Revolution though…

  3. Fred says:

    If they add Huell, I’ll be reasonably happy

  4. susan says:

    YES! Love Mike! And if Badger & Skinny Pete don’t join the cast,we’re calling Saul!!!

  5. Tom Newman says:

    I am going to be ticked if the actor that plays Huell isn’t included!

  6. Has anyone theorized this could be a prequel and a sequel yet?

  7. David Vaughn says:

    Giancarlo Esposito has a major part in “Revolution” now.

  8. Moggraider says:

    If Mike is back, doesn’t that mean Gus Fring will be on the show too? Mike did some work for Saul Goodman, but it seemed like Gus Fring was really pulling the strings

  9. Ephraim says:

    Go Mike!

  10. Destr0 says:

    Yes! They also should somehow tie in the origins of Gustavo Fring.

  11. Scott Davis says:

    We need to see him as a beat cop in Philly. It’s a requirement. I would also like to see Gus Fring in Chile.

  12. Simon says:

    Welcome back Mike! For anyone hankering for your Saul fix–check out the twitter feed @CallsToSaul. Very funny. Can’t wait for the show.

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