'I have been doing the right thing for all of these years, and where has it gotten me? Nowhere.' That's the declaration Jimmy McGill makes in the opening moments of a new Better Call Saul trailer. The troubled lawyer is on the path to his fateful transformation in Season 2. The man once known as James M. McGill Esq., is about to become Saul Goodman. And it's Mike Ehrmantraut that is going to help him get there.
As we see in this latest sneak peek, Mike has a new job for Slippin' Jimmy. And McGill seems poised to take on this questionable mission head first. He asks, 'Where and when?' Setting him down a road that he can never turn back on. Thinking about his actions, Slippin' Jimmy asks, 'Who among us is without sin?'
A prequel to the award-winning series Breaking Bad, the series follows down-on-his-luck Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) as he navigates the moral dilemmas of the legal world while trying to step out of his older brother's shadow and make a name for himself. Season 1 found Jimmy stumble upon a large class-action lawsuit, which led to a promising job opportunity at a large firm. Having arrived at a fork in the road, will Jimmy take the straight and narrow path with a safe corporate job or will he fall back into his "Slippin' Jimmy" con-artist ways? Here's what executive producer and showrunner Peter Gould had to say in his statement about the second season.
"Jimmy McGill's journey takes surprising, left-handed turns in Season 2 of Better Call Saul. He goes to places we'd never, ever expected. As for Mike Ehrmantraut, he's pulled deeper into a world he was sure he'd left forever. We can't wait to share the next chapter of Better Call Saul with the fans who have embraced the show."
Better Call Saul debuted in February 2015 as the season's #1 new series on cable among viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54. It now holds the title as the 3rd highest-rated first season in cable history among adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 since Nielsen began measuring live+3 viewing, after Fear the Walking Dead at #1 (2015) and The Walking Dead at #2 (2010). Its inaugural season garnered seven Primetime Emmy Award nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series, and won two Critics' Choice TV Awards for Best Actor in a Drama Series (Bob Odenkirk) and Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Jonathan Banks) and the TCA Award for Outstanding New Program.
Better Call Saul Season 2 is executive produced by showrunners Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, Mark Johnson, Melissa Bernstein and Thomas Schnauz, with Gennifer Hutchison as co-executive producer. The series is produced by Sony Pictures Television. In addition to Odenkirk, the series stars Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut, Michael McKean as Jimmy's brother, Chuck McGill, Rhea Seehorn as Kim Wexler, Patrick Fabian as Howard Hamlin and Michael Mando as Nacho Varga. Take a look at this latest sneak peek for Better Call Saul Season 2, and stay tuned for more on the highly-anticipated return of this hit series.