A second actor who was a regular cast member on "Breaking Bad" has joined the cast of the prequel to that award-winning series, says our friend Nellie Andreeva in an exclusive story at Deadline.com.
According to the report, "Jonathan Banks has joined Bob Odenkirk in ‘Better Call Saul,’ AMC/Sony TV’s upcoming prequel to Emmy-winning ‘Breaking Bad’ that centers on Odenkirk‘s unflappable criminal lawyer Saul Goodman."
The story adds: "The prequel series, slated to debut on AMC in November, will chronicle the evolution of Saul before he ever became Walter White’s lawyer. The deal with Banks means that Saul will have his trusted private investigator/fixer Michael ‘Mike’ Ehrmantraut by his side. Banks was a regular on ‘Breaking Bad’ and played Ehrmantraut for 2.5 seasons after being introduced in the drama series’ second-season finale."
Many TV buffs will recall Banks from an even earlier dramatic role, when he did such an excellent job on the series "Wiseguy," where he played Vinnie Terranova’s boss, Frank McPike, with such aplomb. Banks was nominated for an Emmy for that role.