AMC HAS DELAYED the release of Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul until 2015, which will air exclusively on Netflix in the UK, but has already renewed the highly-anticipated TV series for a second season.
US television network AMC announced on Thursday that Better Call Saul - a Breaking Bad spinoff based around lawyer Saul Goodman - has been delayed until 2015, having originally been set to premier later this year.
According to the Washington Post, AMC president Charlie Collier said, "When introducing any series, especially one with the DNA of Breaking Bad, there are countless factors to consider in making sure the show gets the launch it deserves.
"We have a strong history with Vince, Peter, Bob, the studio... and all share a focus on making it a true television event. No half measures."
However, the firm has made up for this bad news with the announcement that the series has already been renewed for a second season, which will premiere in "early-2016". What's more, while the first season will consist of 10 episodes, AMC has said that the second series will boast an additional three.
"Production on Better Call Saul is underway and we could not be more proud of nor more excited about the work to date," Collier added. "We join the fans in eager anticipation for this series and today we happily confirm that our initial Saul order is for two seasons and a total of 23 episodes."
Netflix executive Ted Sarandos announced in December, "Breaking Bad is widely recognised as one of the great TV experiences in this new golden age of television.
"It has also proven very popular with Netflix subscribers around the world. This spin-off promises to continue its tradition of powerful storytelling. We are proud to be in business with Sony Pictures Television to bring Saul Goodman to our subscribers around the world." µ
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