Better Call Saul has been renewed for a third season.
AMC and Sony Pictures Television have confirmed that the Breaking Bad prequel will return for another run of 10 episodes.
The series, which was co-created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, stars Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill, the greasy lawyer who became a favourite mong fans. Tracking his transformation from good guy to bent crook, it also stars fellow Breaking Bad alumnus Jonathan Banks, plus Michael McKean, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian and Michael Mando.
“What Vince, Peter, Bob and the entire team have accomplished with Better Call Saul is truly rare and remarkable,” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios, in a statement.
“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.”
Gilligan and Gould will once again lead the show, alongside fellow executive producers Mark Johnson, Melissa Bernstein and Thomas Schnauz.
The news arrives as Better Call Saul enjoys a stronger, more confident second season – and follows seven Emmy nominations for the programme’s first season, including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Jonathan Banks, and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Bob Odenkirk, who also received SAG and Golden Globe nominations. In the US, the second season is averaging 4.4 million viewers every week, making it one of the highest-rated dramas on cable. In the UK, episodes are added to Netflix every Tuesday, within 24 hours of their stateside debut. You can get up to speed with our reviews of Season 2 here – or hit the button below to catch up on Netflix.