Jonathan Banks Joins AMC's Better Call Saul

Jonathan Banks CommunityMike Ehrmantraut lives on!

Jonathan Banks, who played the gruff fixer on AMC’s Breaking Bad, has signed on for a series regular role on the prequel spin-off Better Call Saul, our sister site Deadline reports.

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Banks will reprise his role as righthand man to/enforcer for Bob Odenkirk’s Saul Goodman; Breaking Bad fans will remember Mike as someone who (Spoiler alert!) was killed by Walter White toward the end of the original series’ run.

The network previously announced that the one-hour spin-off, scheduled to bow in November,  “will focus on the evolution” of the morally-challenged counselor before he became Heisenberg’s defender.

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  1. eddie says:

    favorite breaking bad character, gna be great seeing him again.

  2. HELL YEAH. Can’t Wait For This.

  3. kirads09 says:

    YEEEESSSS!!! Makes my day. ♥ Mike

  4. wrstlgirl says:


    • gregk says:

      Everyone should be saying “Yo, Mikey”!! He was such a favorite of mine and most fans that the most depressing part of the show for me was when Walt shot him and then later lied to Jesse about it. Please bring back Badger, Huell, and Kuby (Bill Burr) too!

  5. Matt says:

    Uhhhh is a “Spoiler Alert!” tag really necessary for, not only a series that has since ended its run 4 months ago, but for an event that occured during Summer 2012?


    • eddie says:

      its a courtesy to those who havent finished watching breaking bad yet.

    • ballfat says:

      uh yes for those with very busy lives. I have lots of friends who havent even watched 1 episode yet due to being busy and all the other shows coming out non-stop. Some of these people granted didnt choose to click the link because they have no idea what’s going on in the article,but have you never pushed for someone to start watching this show? or do you only have 4 friends?

    • Chris says:

      You, Sir, are a numpty.

    • n8ball78 says:

      Is complaining about it any better? Seriously does the “spoiler tag” really bother you enough to actually post about it?

    • John says:

      Matt, you idiot.

  6. Will says:

    What about him being on Community?!? And I’ve never seen Breaking Bad but totally saw that spoiler.. argh

  7. Eliza says:

    Yay!!! He was definitely one of my favorites on BB.

  8. Pat D. says:

    This is shaping up to be an awesome show. Now we need Giancarlo Esposito to sign on so we can see Gus before he stupidly let Walt into his inner circle.

  9. Kre says:

    YESSSS. Mike was my favorite character on Breaking Bad.

  10. the special says:

    yeah he´s a fedoracoin tips supporter. i like.

  11. BJ says:

    Smiling from ear to ear right now! :)

  12. n8ball78 says:

    This was the one character I felt this show HAD to get on board. There are a few others I’d love to see but Mike had to happen.

  13. TV Gord says:

    Great news! It’s a testament to his brilliance that–only a few episodes in–I can no longer imagine Community without him!

  14. ernstein says:

    He wasn’t Saul’s enforcer. He worked for Gus. Having him without Gus won’t make any sense unless he came in contact with Saul before he worked for Gus.

  15. Rob says:

    Yeah Mike was the connection to Gus. Mike had his hand in more than one pot. He did work for Saul, but his priority was with Gus.

  16. Azerty says:

    Like if I needed another reason to watch that prequel! :D That’s great, his role in Community is good but it’s too “Greendale”, he is not badass Mike. Glad to see this character back on tv.

  17. Joey says:

    Happy he’ll be on the show as Mike again. He’s been great on Community this season.

  18. Christian Gibbone says:

    Yes!!!! My favorite breaking bad character!!!!! Can’t wait!!