The hour-long talk show will be hosted by Chris Hardwick.
Talking Saul will feature lengthy discussions about both the premiere and the finale of the AMC drama with fans, producers, and stars. The first episode will immediately follow the season two premiere of Better Call Saul. Series creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould will make an appearance, in addition to series star Bob Odenkirk.
Talking Saul debuts on February 15th, at 11 p.m., right after the season two premiere of Better Call Saul. Another episode of the aftershow will air after the series’ season two finale on April 18th.
Read the full details below:
New York, NY – February 12, 2016 – AMC announced today that it will air a live after show, “Talking Saul,” following “Better Call Saul’s” season two premiere and finale episodes on Monday, February 15 and Monday, April 18 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT, respectively. Hosted by comic and super-fan Chris Hardwick (Nerdist, “Talking Dead”), the hour-long talk show will feature series cast, producers, celebrity fans and more reacting to and discussing the twists and turns of “Better Call Saul” and taking questions and comments from viewers. Series creators and executive producers Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould and star Bob Odenkirk (Jimmy McGill) will appear as guests on the show’s debut episode.
“The ‘Talking’ franchise really started as a way to serve the fans by harnessing and providing a focal point for discussion around our original programming, and heading into its second season it’s clear Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould and everyone associated with ‘Better Call Saul’ have given rise to both a vibrant fan community and plenty to talk about,” said Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development for AMC and SundanceTV. “We are excited to have Chris Hardwick on board as host to engage the show’s dedicated and loyal fans – many of whom have followed the characters of Saul Goodman and Mike Ehrmantraut since ‘Breaking Bad’ – in a meaningful and entertaining conversation around the series.”
“Talking Saul” is produced by Embassy Row with executive producers Michael Davies, Hardwick, Jen Patton, Brandon Monk and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.
A prequel to the award-winning series “Breaking Bad,” “Better Call Saul” follows down-on-his-luck Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) as he navigates the moral dilemmas of the legal world while trying to step out of his older brother’s shadow and make a name for himself. Season one found Jimmy stumble upon a large class-action lawsuit, which led to a promising job opportunity at a large firm. Having arrived at a fork in the road, will Jimmy take the straight and narrow path with a safe corporate job or will he fall back into his “Slippin’ Jimmy” con-artist ways?”
What do you think? Are you a fan of Better Call Saul? Will you stay tuned for Talking Saul after the season two premiere next week?