AMC Cooks Up Two-Night 'Saul' Premiere on Feb. 8-9

AMC will bow original series Better Call Saul with a two-night event in February.

The prequel to Breaking Bad will debut on Sunday, Feb. 8 at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), followed by its second installment the following night at the same time in what will become its regular slot.

Better Call Saul's Monday night position opens a third night of original programming for AMC, which currently presents fresh fare on Saturdays (western Hell on Wheels) and Sundays (The Walking Dead, Turn, Mad Men). 

From Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan and writer Peter Gould, Better Call Saul focuses on the evolution of the show's popular character Saul Goodman, portrayed by Bob Odenkirk, before he became Walter White’s lawyer.

“This February, during AMC's first ever two-night series premiere event, we’re going to introduce Jimmy McGill to the world. Known to Breaking Bad fans as Saul Goodman, viewers will soon discover Saul wasn't always Albuquerque’s top criminal (criminal) lawyer,” said AMC president Charlie Collier. “Huge thanks to Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Bob Odenkirk, our partners at Sony, and the entire team. We’re thrilled to be cooking together again."

Better Call Saul's first season comprises 10 episodes, while the series has already been greenlit for a second campaign of 13 installments.