Santa Fe, NM (The Hollywood Times) 1/12/18 – Production on the fourth season of the acclaimed AMC drama Better Call Saul began this week in Albuquerque.
Series co-creator Peter Gould, series co-creator tweeted Monday, “We are … rolling!!!” using the hashtag #ABQ.
Film office director Nick Maniatis said, referring to the series’ production company that “Over the last three seasons, Sony has proven to be an excellent partner with the state,” Saul will employ 150 in-state crew members, as many as 100 New Mexico principal actors and roughly 1,500 New Mexico extras, according to the state Film Office.
A prequel to the celebrated Albuquerque-based antihero drama Breaking Bad, Saul follows ethically disinclined Duke City lawyer Jimmy McGill in the years before he assumed the role of counsel and fixer, under the name “Saul Goodman,” for meth kingpin Walter White.
Bob Odenkirk, as McGill, has earned critical raves and numerous award nominations; most recently for best actor in a television drama at Sunday’s Golden Globes and is nominated for a SAG award as well.
The series, as was the case with Breaking Bad, has been a showcase for Albuquerque, generating tourism interest in the featured real-life locales.
The fourth season, like the previous three, will comprise 10 episodes, scheduled to premiere in the fall.