The Breaking Bad spin-off that earned seven Emmy nominations last year is coming back for another season, according to EW.
The renewal announcement came yesterday straight from the series’ home network. AMC has opted to give the series another 10 episodes, which will air sometime in 2017. Current showrunners and series creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould are set to remain at the helm for the new season.
In a statement to the press, AMC president Charlie Collier praised the success of Better Call Saul, and attributed its ability to harness the iconic power of its predecessor as a major source of its success.
“What Vince, Peter, Bob and the entire team have accomplished with Better Call Saul is truly rare and remarkable,” said Collier. “They have taken one of the most iconic, immersive and fan-obsessive (in the best possible way) shows in television history and created a prequel that stands on its own. Watching Jimmy McGill’s thoughtful, melodic and morally flexible transformation into Saul Goodman is entertaining and delighting millions of fans, whether their starting point was Breaking Bad or not.”
Better Call Saul is currently averaging 4.4 million viewers during its second season. The prequel follows Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk), a lawyer who evolves into Breaking Bad’s Saul Goodman.