Jonathan Banks Joins AMC's Better Call Saul

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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.



Comments (31)

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

    Comment by eddie – January 27, 2014 04:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This show just got awesome!

      Comment by Elliot – January 28, 2014 06:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You can see him on Community right now.

      Comment by mel0329 – January 28, 2014 06:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • HELL YEAH. Can’t Wait For This.

    Comment by Adam Gri Bramble – January 27, 2014 04:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YEEEESSSS!!! Makes my day. ♥ Mike

    Comment by kirads09 – January 27, 2014 04:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yes!

    Comment by wrstlgirl – January 27, 2014 05:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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!

      Comment by gregk – January 29, 2014 02:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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?

    No.

    Comment by Matt – January 27, 2014 05:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • its a courtesy to those who havent finished watching breaking bad yet.

      Comment by eddie – January 27, 2014 07:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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?

      Comment by ballfat – January 27, 2014 11:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You, Sir, are a numpty.

      Comment by Chris – January 28, 2014 12:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Is complaining about it any better? Seriously does the “spoiler tag” really bother you enough to actually post about it?

      Comment by n8ball78 – January 28, 2014 01:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Matt, you idiot.

      Comment by John – January 28, 2014 12:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What about him being on Community?!? And I’ve never seen Breaking Bad but totally saw that spoiler.. argh

    Comment by Will – January 27, 2014 06:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Community season 6 hasn’t been picked up. He probably can do an episode or two if it is.

      Comment by David4 – January 27, 2014 09:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • They’d likely be on different shooting schedules, just as Community and Mad Men are, which allows Alison Brie to do both.

      Comment by TV Gord – January 28, 2014 05:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay!!! He was definitely one of my favorites on BB.

    Comment by Eliza – January 27, 2014 06:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Pat D. – January 27, 2014 07:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YESSSS. Mike was my favorite character on Breaking Bad.

    Comment by Kre – January 27, 2014 07:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • yeah he´s a fedoracoin tips supporter. i like.

    Comment by the special – January 27, 2014 08:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Smiling from ear to ear right now! :)

    Comment by BJ – January 27, 2014 11:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by n8ball78 – January 28, 2014 01:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great news! It’s a testament to his brilliance that–only a few episodes in–I can no longer imagine Community without him!

    Comment by TV Gord – January 28, 2014 05:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by ernstein – January 28, 2014 05:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This, please correct it

      Comment by Tom – January 28, 2014 06:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • No Mike was always suppose to be the guy who knew a guy that saul always talked about.

      Comment by n8ball78 – January 28, 2014 09:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Rob – January 28, 2014 11:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Azerty – January 28, 2014 01:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Happy he’ll be on the show as Mike again. He’s been great on Community this season.

    Comment by Joey – January 28, 2014 02:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yes!!!! My favorite breaking bad character!!!!! Can’t wait!!

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