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AMC orders third season of 'Better Call Saul'

By Karen Butler   |   March 15, 2016 at 9:56 PM
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NEW YORK, March 15 (UPI) -- AMC and Sony Pictures Television say they have renewed their celebrated Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul for a 10-episode, third season.

Showrunners Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould and star Bob Odenkirk are all set to return.

"What Vince, Peter, Bob and the entire team have accomplished with Better Call Saul is truly rare and remarkable. 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," remarked Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. "Watching [character] 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. This series has its own feel, pace and sensibility and we can't wait to see what this incredibly talented group comes up with next in Season 3."

"It's been an extraordinary show that lives up to its predecessor," said Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, presidents of programming and production for Sony Pictures Television, in a joint statement Tuesday. "Vince, Peter, Bob and the team are delivering brilliant storytelling and we're proud to have AMC as our partner for another well-earned season."

The ensemble also includes Michael McKean, Rhea Seehorn and Jonathan Banks.

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