BETTER CALL SAUL
As Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul concludes its second series, the slow-burning prequel is proving to be just as essential viewing as the original. Crime Scene sits down with its star and producer, Bob Odenkirk, to discuss his dream role, multiple
Bob Odenkirk, star of the Breaking Bad prequel, in conversation.
Got the Breaking Bad blues? Then you’d Better Call Saul. After two seasons, Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould’s spin-off has truly begun to emerge from the shadow of its phenomenal predecessor, with a smartlyengineered take on the pre- BB life of one of its most endearing characters, Saul Goodman. Reprising his role – albeit in his former identity, James ‘Jimmy’ Mcgill, or Slippin’ Jimmy to his friends – Bob Odenkirk is given even more room to let his character flourish and flounder. As fans will know, former scam artist Jimmy is a struggling public defender in New Mexico who, as the show progresses, becomes embroiled with Hamlin, Hamlin & Mcgill, the prestigious local law firm where his troubled older brother Chuck (Michael Mckean) and love interest Kim (Rhea Seehorn) both work. Filled with subtle connections to Breaking Bad, it’s a fan’s dream-show – which may explain why the 53 year-old Odenkirk, dressed today in a charcoal suit and grey pullover, is like a kid in a candy store.