'Better Call Saul' season 2 news: U.S., U.K. return date set for February 2016

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Around two weeks ago, fans got their dose of “Better Call Saul” season 2 teasers when AMC released two 30-second previews. Although fans were still on a cliffhanger because it was sans the premiere date, the network finally divulged on Monday that “Better Call Saul” season 2 will air on Feb. 15 in the United States, and Feb. 16 in the United Kingdom.

The show will take the 10 PM slot every Monday in the U.S., while it will get a Tuesday timeslot in the U.K. The sophomore season is expected with 13 episodes, which will pick up from the last scene in season 1 where Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) was faced with a huge lawsuit. He will have to decide whether he will pursue a safe corporate job or a riskier path. The second installment is said to portray his transformation from Jimmy McGill into Saul Goodman as seen in “Breaking Bad.”

According to showrunner Peter Gould, “Jimmy McGill’s journey takes surprising, left-handed turns in season 2. He goes to places we’d never, ever expected,” noted TV Line. On the other hand, “Mike Ehrmantraut (played by Emmy nominee Jonathan Banks), he’s pulled deeper into a world he was sure he’d left forever.” Gould added his excitement on the sophomore show, “We can’t wait to share the next chapter of ‘Better Call Saul’ with the fans who have embraced the show.”

Better Call Saul” was one of the highest rated newbie shows during its first season. It has received seven Primetime Emmy Awards nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor for Bob Odenkirk, and Outstanding Support Actor for Jonathan Banks. It has won Outstanding New Program during the 31<sup>st TCA Awards, while Odenkirk and Banks received Best Actor in a Drama Series and Best Supporting Actor in a Drama series from the 5<sup>th Critics’ Choice Television Awards.