Breaking Bad Prequel Better Call Saul Has a New Cast Member

By April Lara | 4 years ago
Breaking Bad Prequel Better Call Saul Has a New Cast Member
Michael McKean performing in April 2009. Wikimedia Commons/Eric Schultz

Good news “Breaking Bad” fans! The prequel of your favorite TV series is coming your way and it’s called “Better Call Saul.” Read on to find out more about the “Breaking Bad” prequel “Better Call Saul.” Plus, a new cast member has been revealed!

“Better Call Saul,” a comedy-drama TV series, is set to air on AMC In November 2014. The prequel is about the life of Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) before his “Breaking Bad” endeavors. The show is created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould.

Now, one exciting cast member is joining the show and that is Michael McKean who will play Dr. Thurber, “a brilliant attorney restricted by an unusual affliction.” McKean is an SNL veteran who is also well known for his role as “Spinal Tap” front man David St. Hubbins. We also have seen him in “The Brady Bunch,” “Best in Show” and “Laverne & Shirley.”

This is the first big casting news for the series along with Jonathan Banks who will play Saul’s private investigator Michael Ehrmantraut or best known as “Mike.” However, there are rumors flying around that Paul and Cranston may appear on the show, according to E! News. It looks like the two are in talks to appear on “Better Call Saul” with Paul possibly showing up on a recurring basis while Cranston will make a cameo in an episode. Both of them are interested to join the show.

Details about the new TV series are yet to be revealed but so far, this is one of the first big news for “Better Call Saul.”

So, what do you think about the “Breaking Bad” prequel? Do you think it’s a good idea and do you think that this one’s going to be a hit as well? We think that this is just brilliant and we are really so excited for this. It’s going to be really exciting and at the same time, thrilling!

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About the author

April Lara has a degree in Journalism and Professional Culinary Arts. She started a career in Journalism in 2009 and has been part of MNG since March 2015.