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AMC Orders a Second Season of Better Call Saul, Which Hasn’t Even Started Yet

We have good news and bad news, Saul Goodman fans: Today, AMC announced that their highly anticipated Breaking Bad spin-off has been prematurely renewed for a second season, bringing the total episode order to 23. However, it's going to be a while before you can watch them, as the network is also pushing back the start date of Better Call Saul from fall 2014 until early 2015. “Production on Better Call Saul is underway and we could not be more proud of nor more excited about the work to date," AMC president Charles Collier. "We join the fans in eager anticipation for this series and today we happily confirm that our initial Saul order is for two seasons and a total of 23 episodes."

But even if we have to wait awhile to see our favorite criminal attorney back in action, it looks like it's going to be worth it when we do. The network also announced that in addition to directing the first episode, Vince Gilligan has signed on as co-showrunner alongside Peter Gould, who created the Saul Goodman character for Breaking Bad. They even included a photo to prove it, featuring Gilligan, Gould, and a wind-swept Bob Odenkirk on set in Albuquerque. Is it 2015 yet?

Photos: Lewis Jacobs/AMC; Lewis Jacobs/AMC