Better Call Saul First Set Photo Released
The first photo from the set of the Breaking Bad prequel, Better Call Saul, has been released as it is announced that a second series has already been commissioned.
The television channel AMC released the photo from Albuquerque, New Mexico, showing star Bob Odenkirk, who plays Saul Goodman, creator Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould who created Goodman's character.
The first 10-episode series is due to premiere in early 2015.
The show will tell the story of Goodman before he became the lawyer for Walter White, Breaking Bad's main character, played by Bryan Cranston.
Breaking Bad, which had a hugely successful five-season run, is a dark drug drama about a high school chemistry teacher who begins producing and selling methamphetamine to secure his family's financial future after he is diagnosed with terminal cancer.
The second series of Better Call Saul will have 13 episodes and is due to hit television screens in early 2016.
"Production on Better Call Saul is underway, and we could not be more proud of, nor more excited about, the work to date. We join the fans in eager anticipation for this series, and today we happily confirm that our initial Saul order is for two seasons and a total of 23 episodes," said AMC president Charlie Collier.
"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."