A cable series that was nominated for seven Primetime Emmys last year has been picked up for a third season. AMC announced the renewal for the “Breaking Bad” prequel “Better Call Saul.”
Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould will return as co-showrunners for season three, with 10 episodes ordered.
The show was named Outstanding New Program by the Television Critics Association in 2015. In its first two seasons, “Saul” has been one of the highest-rated drama series on cable.
The series is executive produced by Gilligan, Gould and “Breaking Bad” alums Mark Johnson, Melissa Bernstein and Thomas Schnauz.
“What Vince, Peter, Bob and the entire team have accomplished with ‘Better Call Saul’ is truly rare and remarkable,” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. “They have taken one of the most iconic, immersive and fan-obsessive (in the best possible way) shows in television history and created a prequel that stands on its own. Watching Jimmy McGill’s thoughtful, melodic and morally flexible transformation into Saul Goodman is entertaining and delighting millions of fans, whether their starting point was ‘Breaking Bad’ or not. This series has its own feel, pace and sensibility and we can’t wait to see what this incredibly talented group comes up with next in season three.”