How did Jimmy McGill become Saul Goodman?
AMC is amping up its advertising promotions for its upcoming Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul, first launching a Twitter account for the series and now releasing a new clip featuring creator Vince Gilligan and showrunner Peter Gould discussing the mystery of why Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) goes by Jimmy McGill in the series.
As fans of AMC’s hit Breaking Bad know, Saul didn’t always go by the name Saul, as he once referenced to Walter White (Bryan Cranston) that he had adopted a Jewish surname in order to better suit the “homeboys” who “wanted a member of the tribe” to represent them.
However, it now seems that there was a lot more to Saul’s name change than previously thought. In the new video clip (seen below) Gilligan and Gould discuss the character’s origins and the events that led him to the person he is later on in the Breaking Bad series.
Adding even more mystery to Saul/Jimmy’s origins, AMC tweeted out a faux email for fans to use to contact Jimm McGill. Should you try contacting the address you receive the following automated response:
Thank you for thinking of James McGill for your legal needs! Unfortunately, my office is being fumigated at the moment. I had to evacuate with the rest of the lawyers before they mistook us for the vermin. (Ha ha!) I will respond as soon as I am able.
James M. McGill, Esq.
Better Call Saul premieres in February 2015 on AMC.
Make sure to check out the new clip below: