The ‘Breaking Bad’ spin-off ‘Better Call Saul’ just added its first new character!
AMC is welcoming ‘Laverne & Shirley’ alum Michael McKean, known for his role as Leonard “Lenny” Kosnowski alongside Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams, Deadline reports.
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Joining Bob Odenkirk, who plays titular character and criminal lawyer Saul Goodman, and Jonathan Banks, as Saul’s trusted private investigator/fixer Michael “Mike” Ehrmantraut, McKean will take on the character of Dr. Thurber. He is said to be a brilliant attorney who is now restricted by an unusual affliction.
The ‘Breaking Bad’ prequel will revolve around Saul before he worked for the infamous Walter White (Bryan Cranston). Other details have been kept under wraps about this highly anticipated series (‘Breaking Bad’ fans have most likely been going through withdrawal), but as writer/producer Peter Gould revealed to Yahoo TV last December, fans will see Saul hanging out quite a bit in the courtroom, “He [Saul] dresses in a ridiculous way, he's got billboards, he's got ridiculous ads, but he is a shrewd customer."
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Fans will probably agree with Gould, who also noted Saul is the perfect character to receive his own show, "I think we started realizing that this was a character, and Bob was certainly a guy, who could carry a TV show."
The ‘Breaking Bad’ prequel is set to premiere this November on AMC, so until then, you can catch Odenkirk on FX’s ‘Fargo.’ Check out our recent chat with him here.