Breaking Bad Spinoff Better Call Saul Already Given Second Season

For fans of Breaking Bad who are unwary of spinoffs, the good news is that AMC's Better Call Saul—the prequel that will follow Saul's early career on his path to becoming Walter White's attorney—has been prematurely given a second season. The bad news is you'll be seeing the first one a bit later than you thought.

AMC announced that they've signed the show on for a 13-episode second season, bringing the total number of episodes to 23. Making that announcement a little bittersweet is the fact that the first season of Better Call Saul, originally scheduled to premiere in November, has been pushed back to early 2015. In a statement, AMC president Charlie Collier said:

"When introducing any series, especially one with the DNA of Breaking Bad, there are countless factors to consider in making sure the show gets the launch it deserves. We have a strong history with Vince, Peter, Bob, the studio and so many involved with this production; we are enjoying the process on 'Saul' and all share a focus on making it a true television event. No half measures."

AMC also released the first official photo from the series, seen above, featuring Bob Odenkirk, Vince Gilligan, and former Breaking Bad co-executive producer and current Better Call Saul co-showrunner and executive producer Peter Gould.

I guess we'll all have to practice patience, just like Jesse did when he was all [spoilered] and stuck in that [spoiler] after his [spoiler] was [spoilered], right in front of his eyes.

[image via AMC]