AMC announced today from the Television Critics Association (TCA) Press Tour winter and spring premiere dates for several new and returning original series, including the martial arts drama Into the Badlands, new epic The Son and the Emmy-nominated Better Call Saul. Premiere date and series information is below. The network also released new trailers for each of these shows, which you can see below. AMC also confirmed that Breaking Bad drug kingpin Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito will be back on Better Call Saul in Season 3. It hasn't been said how many episodes the drug lord and fast food restaurant owner will appear in, but the actor did have this to say about his return.
"We're at a time where he's a little more immature than where we left off. He's still finding his way. It would be wonderful for me to [see] the rise of Gus, because I think there's enough backstory within Gus to support that."
The Emmy-nominated series Better Call Saul will return for Season 3 on Monday, April 10th at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The new season follows the twists and turns of Jimmy McGill's (Bob Odenkirk) devolution toward Breaking Bad's Saul Goodman - Albuquerque's most notorious criminal lawyer. Six years before he meets Walter White, Jimmy is a more or less law-abiding, small-time attorney hustling to champion his underdog clients, build his practice and somehow make a name for himself. The acclaimed second season ended with a pair of cliffhangers. Determined to prevent his brother from practicing law, Chuck (Michael McKean) staged an elaborate con, secretly recording Jimmy's confession to a felony. When Mike (Jonathan Banks) set his sights on sociopathic cartel boss Hector Salamanca (Mark Margolis), an ominous intervention stopped him from pulling the trigger, raising questions as to what other dangerous players may be in the game.
As the new season begins, the repercussions of Chuck's scheme test Jimmy and Kim's (Rhea Seehorn) fledgling law practices - and their romance - as never before. This imminent existential threat presses Jimmy's faltering moral compass to the limit. Meanwhile, Mike searches for a mysterious adversary who seems to know almost everything about his business. As the season progresses, new characters are introduced and backstories are further illuminated with meaningful nods to the Breaking Bad universe.
Peter Gould and Vince Gilligan helm season three alongside fellow executive producers Mark Johnson, Melissa Bernstein, Thomas Schnauz and Gennifer Hutchison. The second season of Better Call Saul garnered seven Emmy(R) Award nominations and three Critics' Choice Award nominations. The series has also been recognized with an AFI Award for TV Program of the Year, a Writers Guild Award and numerous award nominations from the Writers Guild, Producers Guild, Golden Globes, and Television Critics Association. Co-created by Gilligan and Gould, the series stars Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Michael McKean, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian, and Michael Mando. Take a look at the new trailer for Better Call Saul below.