Jonathan Banks Signs On for AMC's BREAKING BAD Spin-Off BETTER CALL SAUL
Jonathan Banks is remaining in the BREAKING BAD universe for just a little bit longer.
Banks will reprise his role as the "trusted private investigator/fixer Michael "Mike" Ehrmantraut," who is "a former Philadelphia police officer, Mike worked as the the Head of Corporate Security at Los Pollos Hermano and enforcer in Gustavo Fring's crystal meth operation. He later became involved with Walt (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse (Aaron Paul), ultimately getting shot and killed by Walt in the Season 5A finale while trying to quit the drug business."
Banks received an Emmy nomination for his role as Ehrmantraut.
BETTER CALL SAUL will debut in November 2014.
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 stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul have already agreed to make guest appearances.
BREAKING BAD, which concluded on AMC in late September, for five seasons followed Walter White, a chemistry teacher diagnosed with terminal cancer, who turned 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.