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AMC renews Better Call Saul for a third season

03.15.2016

Vince Gilligan pulled off something amazing with Breaking Bad, not only did he wrap the show up under his own terms at the height of its popularity, but Breaking Bad actually managed to improve season after season. Following up one of the best television shows of all-time with a prequel seemed like a really bad idea to me, but Gilligan has proved me wrong as Better Call Saul has become a great show in its own right and a worthy companion to Breaking Bad. AMC has an equally high opinion of the show, which is currently in the middle of its second season, as they've just announced that Better Call Saul will be returning for a ten-episode third season.

Charlie Collier, president of AMC, had this to say:

What Vince, Peter, Bob and the entire team have accomplished with ‘Better Call Saul’ is truly rare and remarkable. They have taken one of the most iconic, immersive and fan-obsessive (in the best possible way) shows in television history and created a prequel that stands on its own. Watching Jimmy McGill’s thoughtful, melodic and morally flexible transformation into Saul Goodman is entertaining and delighting millions of fans, whether their starting point was ‘Breaking Bad’ or not. This series has its own feel, pace and sensibility and we can’t wait to see what this incredibly talented group comes up with next in season three.

Presidents of programming and producing for Sony Pictures Television Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg added:

It’s been an extraordinary show that lives up to its predecessor, Vince, Peter, Bob and the team are delivering brilliant storytelling and we’re proud to have AMC as our partner for another well-earned season.

In case you're not familiar with what Better Call Saul is all about, the show is set a number of years before Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) met up with Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) when he was known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny and hustling to make ends meet. The series chronicles Jimmy's transformation into the man who puts the "criminal" in criminal lawyer. Our own Chris Bumbray has been reviewing Better Call Saul since the very beginning, and you can check out all of his recaps/reviews right here!

Source: Deadline

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