'Spinal Tap' Actor Joins 'Breaking Bad' Prequel Deadline

The “Breaking Bad” prequel “Better Call Saul” has signed one of the stars of “This Is Spinal Tap.” reports that actor Michael McKean is the first new cast member named as part of the AMC show, joining alums of "Breaking Bad."

The prequel, which focuses on Bob Odenkirk’s character Saul Goodman before he became Walter White’s attorney, will see McKean playing a new character named Dr. Thurber, who is a brilliant attorney although restricted by an affliction, which the article doesn’t specify.

The project also includes Jonathan Banks reprising his "Breaking Bad" role as Saul’s private investigator Mike Ehrmantraut.

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