In the Best News You’ll Hear Today, Jonathan Banks (Mike Ehrmantraut) Joins ‘Better Call Saul’ As Series Regular
Half Measures – Jonathan Banks, who played the gruff fixer on AMC’s Breaking Bad, has signed on for a series regular role on the prequel spin-off Better Call Saul, our sister site Deadline reports.
Banks will reprise his role as righthand man to/enforcer for Bob Odenkirk’s Saul Goodman; Breaking Bad fans will remember Mike as someone who (Spoiler alert!) was killed by Walter White toward the end of the original series’ run.
The network previously announced that the one-hour spin-off, scheduled to bow in November, ”will focus on the evolution” of the morally-challenged counselor before he became Heisenberg’s defender.
The prodigal son has returned. Mike was my favorite character on ‘Breaking Bad’, and I’m still not over what happened to him by the lake (damn you WW!). But God has answered my prayers and brought him back, this time pre Walter White. ‘Better Call Saul’ was already on the top of my list for fall 2014 TV shows, and my excitement for the show has grown even more with the addition of Saul’s enforcer.
The once boring and unwatched Pro Bowl is getting an upgrade! Along with eliminating kickoffs and shortening quarter times, the Pro Bowl is going to add a fantasy style draft to the all-star game. This is the Pro Bowl that I have been waiting for! Maybe Doug Martin will be lining up behind Tom Brady this year? Who knows, a man can dream!
PS- Who can forget this awesome Pro Bowl moment, complements of Brian Moorman and the late great Sean Taylor. (And of course JR has to call it)