ALL THE WAY's Michael McKean Joins AMC's BETTER CALL SAUL
Deadline writes that Michael McKean will join Bob Odenkirk and Jonathan Bank in AMC's highly anticipated sequel to BREAKING BAD, to be titled BETTER CALL SAUL. He will take on one of the series all-new characters.
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The new AMC series will feature returning stars Odenkirk and Banks, reprising their roles as Saul and Mike, two of the very few characters who survived the final episodes of BREAKING BAD.
McKean will play Dr. Thurber, "a brilliant attorney who is now restricted by an unusual affliction".
As BWW previously reported, also among the new roster of characters are Beth, Eddie, and Zak and Luke. Burt is described as a "Kennedy" type lawyer in a white-shoe law firm. Beth is also supposed to be a lawyer. Eddie is a career criminal, a cool guy who speaks Spanish. ANd Zak and Luke are skateboarding twins around 20 years old.
No details have been revealed as to whether Breaking Bad alum Aaron Paul or other characters from the original series will make appearances on the new drama.
McKean's recent TV appearances include Family Tree, Happy Endings, Law & Order: SVU, Homeland, Childrens Hospital, Smallville, Castle, and more. The actor is currently starring alongside Breaking Bad alumnus Bryan Cranston in Broadway's All the Way. His past stage credits include Gore Vidal's The Best Man, Superior Donuts, The Homecoming, The Pajama Game, Hairspray and Accomplice.
Starring Bob Odenkirk and co-created and executive produced by "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan, "Better Call Saul" tells the story of mall-based super lawyer Saul Goodman in the years before he became Walter White's attorney. From parking tickets to mass murder, from slip-and-fall to bond fraud, Saul handles it all.
"Breaking Bad," which concluded on AMC in late September, has for five seasons followed Walter White, a chemistry teacher diagnosed with terminal cancer, who turns to making methamphetamines to support his family, ending up a ruthless drug lord. The series has won ten Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series in 2013 and is regarded by critics as one of the best ever dramatic television series. "Breaking Bad" is already available in all Netflix territories.
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