AMC drama series “Better Call Saul” Season 2 successfully conducted its first table read on July 8 as part of the show’s preparation for its 2016 premiere and the cast and crew were heading back and forth in the city of Albuquerque in Mexico for the production of the show.
According to one of the writers of the series, Tom Schnauz, they already conducted their first production meeting for the second season. As stated by Call Saul Now, it happened the same day as the first table reading and the writer tweeted an evidence to confirm this.
Schnauz also let the fans know using his Twitter that he is on his way to Albuquerque on July 6 together with Michael Mando, who plays Ignacio “Nacho” Varga, for “Better Call Saul,” giving a hint that the production will indeed take place in the same location as Season 1.
Although there are other good locations for the drama series to shoot like Cicero, Illinois, the place might become a short substitute as Albuquerque’s criminals will not be able to flee without consequences in the absence of Saul Goodman’s legal counsel.
The show being back at Albuquerque is good news for fans, according to Call Saul Now. This is no longer a rumor since the crew and even the cast already made their way back to the city. Aside from Schnauz and Mando, Rhea Seehorn, as Kim Wexler in the series, also confirmed on her Twitter that she is at Albuquerque’s airport on July 2.
Season 2 plot
AMC announced on June 19 that Season 2 of the drama series will include 13 episodes, according to Zap2it. “Better Call Saul” is known to be a prequel of “Breaking Bad,” which is an AMC crime drama TV series that was originally aired for five seasons.
“Breaking Bad” broke the Guinness World Records in 2013 as it became the highest rated TV show of all time. Therefore, the crime drama series was considered as one of the greatest TV series of all time and it even gathered various awards from popular award-giving bodies like People’s Choice Award, Peabody Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Satellite Awards, and Primetime Emmy Awards.
For “Better Call Saul” Season 2, the viewers will have more information about James ‘Jimmy’ McGill, who has the alias, Saul Goodman. The character in the story is played by Bob Odenkirk. The viewers will find out what happened to Goodman before he met Walter White, played by Bryan Cranston in “Breaking Bad.”
According to Movie News Guide, the writers of “Better Call Saul” are planning to return Betsy and Craig Kettleman of Season 1, played by Julie Ann Emery and Jeremy Shamos, respectively. In Season 2, the Kettlemans will give Goodman more challenges in life since they made good impressions in “Better Call Saul” Season 1.
Walter White set to appear
One of the reasons why fans are continuously glued to “Better Call Saul” is that they might have the opportunity to see “Breaking Bad” characters from time to time.
The good news for “Breaking Bad” followers is the confirmed appearance of Walter White in Season 2 of “Better Call Saul,” according to Movie News Guide. Even Cranston was happy if he will have the chance to join the characters in the new season as White.
According to the Latin Post, Cranston told Access Hollywood in an interview that if there will be some valid reasons for White to meet the “Better Call Saul” characters, then he would do it in a heartbeat because he thinks he owes the creator of “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul,” Vince Gilligan. The award-winning “Breaking Bad” actor also considers “Better Call Saul” a great show so he is willing to be a part of the series.
However, Cranston was sure that the writers would not insert his character for the sake of having him in the cast but to enhance the storyline. Gilligan seems to agree that White’s appearance is inevitable for the series. He stated in an interview with the New York Daily News that it would be wonderful to include White on “Better Call Saul.”