AMC’s “Better Call Saul” is now accepting submissions from Albuquerque locals who would like to be cast as paid extras on the show.
A few months back AMC and Sony Pictures Television that their hit “Breaking Bad” spin-off, “Better Call Saul” will be coming back for season 3. The critically acclaimed show is a prequel to AMC’s “Breaking Bad” and is created by “Breaking Bad’s” Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould. The news stated that “Better Call Saul” season 3 got a 10 episode order and those episodes are beginning production late, this summer in New Mexico. Just like “Breaking Bad, ” the show is set in New Mexico and films in and around the Albuquerque area.
“Better Call Saul” tells the backstory to how Saul Goodman became the fairly sleazy criminal lawyer we all came to love in “Breaking Bad.” Bob Odenkirk stars as small time, struggling lawyer, Jimmy McGill. Set 6 years before the events in “Breaking Bad,” the show follows Jimmy’s transformation from Jimmy to Saul Goodman. Joining Odenkirk in the prequel is Jonathan Banks who reprises his role as Mike Ehrmantraut, Saul Goodman’s eventual clean up man.
Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould will once again helm the series. Vince Gilligan, Mark Johnson, Melissa Bernstein and Thomas Schnauz executive produce the series. “Better Call Saul” has been a hit with “Breaking Bad” fans and critics alike. Following season 1, the show was nominated for 7 Emmy Awards including best drama series.
AMC president Charlie Collier recently commented about the show’s cast and producers “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.”
White Turtle Casting in New Mexico announced that the series would be filming beginning in September 2016 and area locals interested in getting cast in small, non-speaking roles can begin getting their submissions in.
Better Call Saul extras casting information:
WE START FILMING SEASON 3 IN SEPT 2016.
If you are interested in being Background on Season III, please submit your information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
IF YOU ARE BOOKED TO WORK, YOUR INFORMATION WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE UNTIL THE EVENING BEFORE.
Please note that these are extras roles and the casting directors are only considering local talent. Please only submit if you live in the Albuquerque New Mexico area or within a reasonable driving distance.