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Season 3 follows the twists and turns of Jimmy McGill's devolution into 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 staged an elaborate con, secretly recording Jimmy’s confession to a felony. And when Mike set his sights on sociopathic cartel boss Hector Salamanca, 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 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 3 alongside fellow executive producers Mark Johnson, Melissa Bernstein, Thomas Schnauz and Gennifer Hutchison. The second season of Better Call Saul, one of the highest rated dramas on cable, garnered seven Emmy® Award nominations and three Critics’ Choice Award nominations. The series has also been recognized with an American Film Institute Award for TV Program of the Year, a Writers Guild Award and numerous award nominations from the Producers Guild, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and the Television Critics Association. Co-created by Gilligan and Gould, the series stars Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill as well as Jonathan Banks, Michael McKean, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian, Michael Mando and Giancarlo Esposito.


Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman/Gene


Bob Odenkirk is an Emmy Awardwinning comedy writer, producer, actor and New York Times bestselling author. For his work on Saturday Night Live, Odenkirk garnered an Emmy Award for "Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program" in 1989. The "Motivational Speaker" sketch Odenkirk wrote for his friend Chris Farley, which originated at Second City in Chicago, was recently named by Rolling Stone magazine as the best SNL sketch of all time. In 1993, Odenkirk earned another Emmy Award for writing on The Ben Stiller Show. 

In 2015, Bob Odenkirk reprised the character he originated on the hit drama Breaking Bad, playing the title role in AMC's Better Call Saul, which has earned him a Critics' Choice TV Award and nominations for an Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award. The show is currently in its second season.
Odenkirk co-created and starred in Mr. Show with Bob and David, which ran on HBO for four years and has been called "the American Monty Python." As an actor he has brought many film and television characters to life, including Stevie Grant in The Larry Sanders Show, ex-porn star Gil Bang in Curb Your Enthusiasm, Ross Grant in Alexander Payne's acclaimed feature Nebraska and Bill Oswalt on the FX series Fargo. 


Over the years Odenkirk has been instrumental in helping emerging comedy writer/performers get their work on the air. He was an executive producer of Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim's first Adult Swim series, Tom Goes to the Mayor, and was a consultant on their subsequent shows Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! and Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule. In 2013, Odenkirk teamed up with the young comedy group The Birthday Boys to executive-produce their sketch show on IFC, which ran for two seasons.


Odenkirk can be seen in in Girlfriend’s Day for Netflix. In addition, he also starred in and executive-produced Netflix’s four-part sketch show W/ Bob and David, along with David Cross.


Odenkirk also co-wrote, along with David Cross and Brian Posehn, the New York Times best seller Hollywood Said No!, a collection of their unproduced screenplays. In October 2014, McSweeney’s published a book of Odenkirk's comedy writing titled A Load of Hooey.


Chuck McGill

Michael McKean is a multitalented actor, writer and director associated with some of pop culture’s most iconographic films and television shows of the last three decades. He has appeared in hundreds of movies and TV shows.  


McKean studied acting at Carnegie Mellon University and at New York University (with Olympia Dukakis) before heading out to LA, where he joined Harry Shearer and David L. Lander in the satirical squad the Credibility Gap. In 1976, McKean and Lander became notorious as Lenny and Squiggy of the TV series Laverne & Shirley. His film credits include Steven Spielberg’s 1941, Used Cars, Young Doctors in Love and Rob Reiner’s This is Spinal Tap on which McKean shared starring, screenwriting and composing credits.  Other films include: Clue, Light of Day, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Coneheads, The Brady Bunch Movie, Jack, True Crime and about 70 others, including Christopher Guest’s The Big Picture (which he also co-wrote), Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, For Your Consideration, Whatever Works and The Meddler.


On television, McKean has appeared as a series regular on Saturday Night Live, Dream On, Sessions, Family Tree, Tracey Takes On…, Martin Short’s Primetime Glick and Family Tree. His many TV guest appearances include: Friends, Murphy Brown, The Simpsons, The X-Files, Law & Order, SmallvilleCurb Your Enthusiasm, The Unit, Off the Map, Homeland, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and many others.

In 1999, McKean had the good sense to marry actress Annette O’Toole, with whom he wrote the Oscar-nominated song “A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow” for A Mighty Wind. He also collaborated with Guest and Eugene Levy on the title song (“A Mighty Wind”) of the eponymous film, which won a GRAMMY® Award.
McKean made his Broadway debut in 1990 with Rupert Holmes’ Accomplice, which netted him a Theater World Award.  After this, McKean made his Broadway musical debut in Hairspray, followed by Woody Allen’s original stage production A Secondhand Memory and a Williamstown Theatre Festival production of Tom Stoppard’s On the Razzle.  McKean then appeared in the successful Broadway revival of The Pajama Game before starring on London’s West End in a new comedy, Love Song


At Chicago’s famed Steppenwolf Theatre, McKean originated the role of Arthur Przybyszewski in Tracy Letts’ Superior Donuts, which went on to Broadway. McKean starred in the Barrow Street Theatre production of Our Town, the new Randy Newman musical Harps and Angels at LA’s Mark Taper Forum and Yes, Prime Minister at LA’s Geffen Playhouse.  


Most recently, McKean starred on Broadway in Gore Vidal’s The Best Man and appeared in the Tony Award®–winning Broadway production of All the Way with Bryan Cranston and the LA production of Father Comes Home From the Wars, Parts I, II & III.  For the past two seasons, Michael has explored age-old adages, fascinating food mysteries and myths baked inside everything we eat as the host of the Cooking Channel's Food: Fact or Fiction?


Mike Ehrmantraut

Born in Washington, D.C, Jonathan Banks’ work as an actor has spanned five decades in film, television and theater. He began his career with the musical Hair in 1969.  

Banks is a four-time Emmy Award nominee, garnering nominations in 2015 and 2016 for his work on the first two seasons of Better Call Saul, in 2013 for Breaking Bad and for his role as Frank McPike in the Stephen J. Cannell–produced series Wiseguy in 1989.
Among his hundreds of film and television credits are Beverly Hills Cop, 48 Hrs., Dark Blue, Flipper, Freejack and the soon-to-be-released films Mudbound and The Commuter


Kim Wexler

Rhea Seehorn grew up in Virginia Beach but has lived in a variety of places from Arizona to Japan before relocating to Los Angeles. She graduated with a degree in drama and visual arts, which she used to develop further her craft in Washington, D.C., where she starred in numerous productions, including the Arena Stage and the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company of which she remains a member. Seehorn then transitioned to Manhattan, where she performed with Playwrights Horizons and made her Broadway debut in Neil Simon’s 45 Seconds from Broadway.  Shortly after that, she was cast as a series regular on the comedy series I’m with Her opposite Teri Polo, David Sutcliffe and Danny Comden. 


Seehorn has enjoyed several series regular and guest-star roles, including House of Lies, The Starter Wife, The Closer, Head Cases, Trust Me, Dollhouse, Burn Notice and Franklin & Bash. She’s also appeared alongside Tim Allen in Disney’s The Shaggy Dog. From 2011 to 2013, Seehorn was seen on the NBC comedy Whitney. She used her innate comedic timing to put her stamp on the character of Roxanne, a no-nonsense divorcee whose views on marriage derive from paying alimony to her loser ex-husband.


Howard Hamlin

A veteran actor for over a quarter of a century, Patrick Fabian has spent the bulk of his career in television, with recurring roles on Grey’s Anatomy, The Newsroom, Big Love, Desperate Housewives, Veronica Mars, Joan of Arcadia, 24, Providence and The Education of Max Bickford. Guest-star roles include Scandal, Castle, Criminal Minds, Longmire, NCIS, Hot in Cleveland, Burn Notice, Bones, Friends, Will & Grace, The Mentalist, Pushing Daisies and all of the CSI franchise.

Fabian starred as the Exorcist in the low-budget horror film The Last Exorcism, which grossed over $70 million worldwide and garnered him Best Actor at the Sitges International Film Festival in Catalonia in 2010. Other movies include Jimmy, Bad Ass 2: Bad Asses, Must Love Dogs and the upcoming My Eleventh and Underdog Kids.
For Disney and ABC Family Channel Movies, Patrick has been a go-to bad guy, playing the evil Thantos in Disney Channel’s Twitches and Twitches, Too and the only man-hunting reindeer in the Christmas movies Snow and Snow 2: Brain Freeze. In the recent Cloud 9, he played Dove Cameron’s father.
Onstage, Fabian has worked with some of the best playwrights and directors around – having toured America with John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation directed by Jerry Zaks, Eric Bogosian’s Humpty Dumpty directed by Jo Bonney at The McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton and Nicky Silver’s The Food Chain directed by Robert Falls at the Westside Theatre in NYC.


Nacho Varga

Michael Mando returns as Nacho Varga, as seen in the first two seasons of Better Call Saul. However, astute fans recognize that the character Ignacio was initially referenced by Saul Goodman during the second season of Breaking Bad, but not featured on screen at the time. 


Born in Quebec City, Mando was raised by his single father as the middle child of three boys. His family traveled a lot, but he and his brothers spent the greater part of their childhood in Africa (Ivory Coast and Ghana). Mando studied psychology and international relations before joining the Dome Theatre from 2004–2007. He instantly excelled at the Dome where he was named by the chairman “one of the finest talents to emerge from the program in the past 25 years.”


Mando burst onto the international scene via the video game world with his award-winning full performance capture as Vaas Montenegro in Far Cry 3 (2012) as well as his live-action performance in the web series The Far Cry Experience (2012).


In 2013, Mando joined BBC’s original Orphan Black cast and went on to be nominated twice in the same year at the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards for both his performance as Vic Schmidt in Orphan Black and his guest-star role of Cesar Medina in Rookie Blue.


Upcoming, Mando will be seen opposite Michael Keaton and Tom Holland in Spiderman: Homecoming, an installment of the Spiderman franchise to be released July 2017.


Gustavo "Gus" Fring
Giancarlo Esposito is a celebrated film, television and stage actor as well as a director and producer with a career spanning nearly five decades.  He is best known to television audiences for his iconic portrayal of drug kingpin Gustavo “Gus” Fring in AMC’s critically acclaimed award-winning series Breaking Bad, for which he won the 2012 Critics’ Choice Award and earned a 2012 Emmy nomination.
Recently, Esposito wrapped production on director Bong Joon-Ho’s new sci-fi film Okja, alongside Jake Gyllenhaal, Tilda Swinton and Paul Dano, which will be released by Netflix. Upcoming, he will be seen in The Death Cure, the third film in 20th Century Fox’s hit blockbuster action franchise The Maze Runner.  He also starred in the second film in the trilogy, The Scorch Trials, which was released in 2015.
Esposito memorably voiced Akela, the leader of the wolf pack, in Jon Favreau’s global blockbuster hit The Jungle Book for Disney. Also featuring the voices of Bill Murray, Lupita Nyong’o, Christopher Walken, Ben Kingsley, Scarlett Johansson and Idris Elba, the critically acclaimed film has grossed nearly $1 billion worldwide. Esposito recently starred alongside George Clooney and Julia Roberts in director Jodie Foster’s thriller Money Monster. He also stars in James Franco’s The Long Home, based on the William Gay novel of the same name, which is set for released in 2017.
Esposito recently directed his second feature, This Is Your Death, in which he also stars. The drama centers on a disturbing reality game show in which contestants end their lives for viewer entertainment. Under his production company, Quiet Hand Productions, Esposito made his feature directorial debut with the film Gospel Hill, which won over nine awards at various acclaimed film festivals. In the film, he co-starred with Danny Glover, Angela Bassett, Julia Stiles, Taylor Kitsch and Samuel L. Jackson. Quiet Hand Productions aspires to make conscious content films that focus on the inspirational.
It was announced that Esposito will direct, produce and star as Frederick Douglass in the independent historical drama Patriotic Treason opposite four-time Academy Award® nominee Ed Harris, who will play abolitionist John Brown.
He can be seen in Baz Luhrmann’s highly acclaimed Netflix series The Get Down, which looks at the birth of hip-hop in New York in the 1970s. His other television credits include Revolution, Community, Once Upon a Time, Homicide: Life on the Street, Law & Order, Bakersfield PD, Touched by an Angel and Kidnapped.
Esposito’s memorable performances can be seen in films such as Rabbit Hole, The Usual Suspects, Smoke, The Last Holiday and Spike Lee’s films Do the Right Thing, Mo’ Better Blues, School Daze and Malcolm X. Esposito's other film credits include Poker Night, Alex Cross, Sherrybaby, Ali, Nothing to Lose, Waiting to Exhale, Bob Roberts, King of New York and Cotton Club. In 1995, Esposito was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for his work in Fresh.
Esposito’s notable roles extend to the theater as well. In 2012, he starred in Atlantic Theatre Company’s world premiere of Storefront Church, which was the final installment of the trilogy Church & State. Esposito won two Obie Awards for Zooman and The Sign at the Negro Ensemble Company and Distant Fires at The Atlantic Theatre Company, where he continues to perform and teach as a company member. His list of Broadway credits includes productions of Sacrilege, Seesaw, Merrily We Roll Along and Lost in the Stars. He also co-starred on Broadway with James Earl Jones, Terrence Howard and Phylicia Rashad in Debbie Allen’s rendition of the great classic Tennessee Williams play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
Giancarlo is a yoga enthusiast and spends his free time riding his motorcycle and practicing the saxophone. He lends his support to various charitable organizations that support the arts and education, including the Waterkeeper Alliance, Kids for Peace and World Merit USA.


Co-Creator/Executive Producer/Writer/Director

Vince Gilligan was born in Richmond, Va., and raised in Farmville and Chesterfield County. He received the Virginia Governor’s Screenwriting Award in 1989 for his screenplay Home Fries, which was later turned into a film starring Drew Barrymore and Luke Wilson.

After writing and directing the Breaking Bad pilot, Vince received the 2009 Writers Guild Award for Episodic Drama. The series went on to win five more WGA Awards, including three for Drama Series (2012–2014) and two for Episodic Drama (2012, 2014). Over five seasons, Breaking Bad garnered 16 Primetime Emmy Awards, including the 2013 and 2014 Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series, and 53 nominations, including three nominations for Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series.

Breaking Bad also won the Golden Globe® Award for Best Drama Series (2014), two Peabody Awards (2009, 2014) and a Producers Guild Award for Episodic Drama (2014). The series was named one of the “Top 10 Programs of the Year” by the American Film Institute (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) and hailed in 2009 as “the best of the 21st century” by renowned novelist Stephen King.

As a writer and executive producer on The X-Files, Gilligan shared Golden Globe Awards in 1996 and 1997 for Best Drama Series. His other credits include the Fox Television series The Lone Gunmen, which he co-created, and the features Hancock, starring Will Smith and Charlize Theron, and Wilder Napalm, starring Debra Winger and Dennis Quaid.

Vince lives in Los Angeles with his girlfriend, Holly.

Co-Creator/Executive Producer/Writer/Director

For all five seasons, Peter Gould was a writer for the Emmy Award–winning series Breaking Bad, also serving as executive story editor, producer, supervising producer and eventually, co-executive producer. Peter made his TV directorial debut in season 4 and also directed the penultimate episode of the series.

In season 2 of Breaking Bad, Gould wrote the episode that introduced criminal attorney (emphasis on criminal) Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk). As Breaking Bad concluded its run as a series, Gould and co-creator Vince Gilligan decided they weren't finished with the shady lawyer; together they conceived the spin-off prequel – Better Call Saul.
Gould began his filmmaking career at the USC Graduate Film Program, where he won the Nissan Focus Award for his student film. He went on to write screenplays and pilots for HBO, USA, Showtime, TNT, CBS and FX. Gould also wrote and directed the feature film Meeting Daddy, starring Lloyd Bridges and Josh Charles.
Too Big to Fail, Peter’s screenplay about the near-collapse of the world financial system, premiered on HBO and was nominated for eleven Primetime Emmy Awards, including one for the script.
A native New Yorker, Peter lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter.


Executive Producer

Producer Mark Johnson won the Best Picture Academy Award for the 1988 drama Rain Man and two Emmys for Outstanding Drama Series (2013 and 2014) for Breaking Bad.

His career as a producer of more than 40 feature films includes Diner (1982); The Natural (1984); Good Morning, Vietnam (1987); Best Picture nominee Bugsy (1991), which earned a total of 10 Oscar® nominations; Clint Eastwood's A Perfect World (1993); Alfonso Cuaron's A Little Princess (1995); Mike Newell's gangster drama Donnie Brasco (1997) starring Al Pacino and Johnny Depp; the sci-fi comedy Galaxy Quest (1999) starring Tim Allen and Sigourney Weaver; The Notebook (2004), adapted from Nicholas Sparks' best-selling novel; and the Chronicles of Narnia franchise.
Johnson is currently in post-production on the Alexander Payne film Downsizing starring Matt Damon as well as Steven Soderbergh's Logan Lucky starring Channing Tatum and Daniel Craig. He also currently serves on the Board of Governors for the Motion Picture Academy representing the Producers' Branch and is the Chair of the Academy's Foreign Language Film Selection Committee.
He was an executive producer of the Peabody, Golden Globe and Emmy Award–winning drama Breaking Bad from the beginning of the series. The first season of Breaking Bad’s acclaimed spinoff series, Better Call Saul, was widely praised by fans and critics alike, garnering seven Primetime Emmy Award nominations and two Critics’ Choice Television Awards and named Outstanding New Program as awarded by the Television Critics Association. In 2016, the second season of Better Call Saul won an AFI Award for TV Program of the Year and garnered six Emmy Award nominations, a Producers Guild nomination and a Golden Globe nomination.
Johnson’s television achievements also include the Sundance Channel's first scripted series, Rectify, which won the coveted Peabody Award and garnered three Critics’ Choice Television Award nominations in 2016, including Best Drama Series. Along with Better Call Saul, he is currently executive-producing AMC's Halt and Catch Fire, which begins production on its fourth season this year, and Hulu's Shut Eye.


Executive Producer

Melissa Bernstein graduated cum laude from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. She started her career working in documentary television on National Geographic’s Explorer series and The Learning Channel’s A Wedding Story. Melissa then segued into public relations, specializing in technology while working for one of the leading global public relations agencies, FleishmanHillard, on accounts including the Digital Entertainment Network, The Body Shop Digital and Sony PlayStation.  

Bernstein shifted gears to produce a number of award-winning short films. She currently works with Mark Johnson under his Gran Via Productions banner, overseeing television development and production. 
She served as co-executive producer on all five seasons of the Peabody, Golden Globe, and Emmy Award–winning series Breaking Bad and is an executive producer on the acclaimed prequel Better Call Saul. In its debut season, Better Call Saul was named Outstanding New Program by the Television Critics Association and was honored with seven Primetime Emmy Award nominations and two Critics’ Choice Television Awards.  In 2016, the second season of Better Call Saul won an AFI Award for TV Program of the Year and garnered seven Emmy Award nominations, a Producers Guild nomination and a Golden Globe nomination.  
Bernstein is also an executive producer on the Sundance Channel’s first original scripted drama series, Rectify, now in its fourth and final season. Rectify won a coveted Peabody Award in 2015 and three Critics’ Choice Television Award nominations in 2016, including Best Drama Series. In addition, she is executive-producing the AMC original series Halt and Catch Fire, now in its third season as well as Hulu’s and Sony Picture Television’s new series, Shut Eye, premiering in December.
Melissa lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Jordan, and their two children.


Executive Producer/Writer

Thomas Schnauz is a New Jersey–born writer and producer and a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he first met Vince Gilligan. After working several years in various production jobs, from parking production assistant and studio manager to cinematographer, he optioned his first screenplay, Spirits in Passing, with Paramount Pictures and Mark Johnson.

Schnauz eventually made his way west, where he reunited with Gilligan to work as a writer on the Ten Thirteen programs The Lone Gunmen and The X-Files. It was in Schnauz’s first X-Files episode, “Lord of the Flies,” where they first met and cast young Aaron Paul to play David “Sky Commander Winky” Winkle.
After working on Frank Spotnitz’s remake of Night Stalker and the CW comedy Reaper, Schnauz was very happy to rejoin X-Files alums Gilligan and Michelle MacLaren, and the rest of the writing staff and crew, to work on season 3 of Breaking Bad. His first episode, “One Minute,” was listed as one of Time Magazine’s Top Five Episodes of 2010. His season 4 episode “End Times,” co-written with Moira Walley-Beckett, was nominated for a WGA Award for Best Episodic Drama, as well as his season 5 episode, “Buried.”  He made his network directing debut with season 5’s “Say My Name,” which was nominated for both a WGA Award for Best Episodic Drama and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series.


Executive Producer/Writer 

Gennifer Hutchison grew up an Air Force brat. Born in Concord, Massachusetts, she moved with her family every few years, living in exotic locations from Honolulu, Hawaii, to Prattville, Alabama.


A lifelong film and television fan, Hutchison received her bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of San Francisco and moved to Los Angeles shortly after graduation, landing a PA job on The X-Files, later moving her way up to an assistant position. From there, she worked as a writers’ and producer’s assistant on several shows, including Star Trek: Enterprise, Grey’s Anatomy and Mad Men.


Hutchison later reunited with fellow The X-Files alum Vince Gilligan, to join his fledgling series, Breaking Bad, as the writers’ assistant. After penning several webisodes and a blog for the show, Hutchison was assigned a freelance episode in Season 3, “I See You,” which garnered her a WGA nomination. Hutchison was soon promoted to staff writer and remained with the acclaimed series until the finale, rising to the rank of executive story editor. Along the way, she earned six more WGA nominations, winning three consecutive times alongside her Breaking Bad colleagues for Best Dramatic Series and once for Outstanding Episodic Drama for her final Breaking Bad episode, “Confessions.” Hutchison served as producer on FX’s The Strain and was named one of Variety’s 2013 10 TV Writers to Watch.


Hutchison reunited with her Breaking Bad colleagues as supervising producer, and later executive producer, also serving on the writing staff, of Better Call Saul.  In addition, she recently wrote the screenplay for Red Queen for Universal, adapted from the young adult fantasy novel. The feature is currently in development with Elizabeth Banks attached to direct.


Co-Executive Producer

Nina Jack’s career in film and television production spans two decades and includes such award-winning shows as The X-Files, The Office, Mad Men, Breaking Bad and its acclaimed prequel, Better Call Saul
As a first assistant director, Jack and the directorial teams were honored with seven DGA nominations for both Mad Men and Breaking Bad and won for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series for her work with Vince Gilligan on the Breaking Bad series finale, “Felina.”  
Jack served as co-producer on the Emmy-nominated fifth season of Mad Men before reuniting with her Breaking Bad colleagues as a producer of the debut season of Better Call Saul.  The following year, she returned to Better Call Saul as supervising producer for the show's highly praised second season.
Recently, Jack served as supervising producer of season 4 of Black Sails, which shot on location in South Africa. She is the recipient of the 2016 Penn State College of Communications Outstanding Alumni Award and lives in Los Angeles with her husband.


Co-Executive Producer  

Diane Mercer began her career working on late-night comedy shows in New York, later moving to Los Angeles in pursuit of her dream to produce episodic television. As she learned the ropes, she collected credits including the ahead-of-its-time Hollywood satire Action and the original FOX incarnation of the cult-favorite Arrested Development

Mercer joined the Peabody, Golden Globe and Emmy Award–winning series Breaking Bad for season 2 through the show's fifth and final season and is a producer on the acclaimed prequel, Better Call Saul



As a producer and production manager, Robin Sweet has served a wide variety of film and television projects, ranging from low-budget indie films, award-winning features and studio blockbusters. Sweet returns to the third season of Better Call Saul as a producer, having joined the acclaimed prequel to Breaking Bad in its second season.

In 2016 Sweet produced The Interestings, a pilot for and Sony Tristar, based on the best-selling novel from Meg Wolitzer and directed by Mike Newell.
Earlier, Sweet was the unit production manager on Antoine Fuqua’s action-thriller The Equalizer, starring Denzel Washington. She co-produced Premature after serving as co-producer and unit production manager on Mira Nair’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist and was the unit production manager for The Help, which went on to receive critical acclaim, overwhelming box office success and scores of awards and nominations, including an Oscar nomination for Best Picture.
In addition, Sweet was the unit production manager for Knight and Day, directed by James Mangold, starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. Her other feature credits include such films as Fighting, Motherhood, The Savages, Awake, Prime and Boiler Room, among others.  Earlier, Sweet produced six episodes of the Amazon Video series The Red Road and ten episodes of Sundance Channel’s first scripted series, Rectify, created by Ray McKinnon. Additional TV credits include Person of Interest, The Line, White Collar, Canterbury’s Law and The Atlantis Conspiracy.



Bob Odenkirk is an Emmy® Award-winning comedy writer, producer, actor and New York Times bestselling author. For his work on Saturday Night Live, Odenkirk garnered an Emmy Award for "Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program" in 1989. The "Motivational Speaker" sketch Odenkirk wrote for his friend Chris Farley, which originated at Second City in Chicago, was recently named by Rolling Stone magazine as the best SNL sketch of all time. In 1993, Odenkirk earned another Emmy Award for writing on The Ben Stiller Show. 


In 2015, Bob Odenkirk reprised the character he originated on the hit drama Breaking Bad, playing the title role in AMC's Better Call Saul, which has earned him a Critics' Choice TV Award and nominations for an Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award. The show is currently in its second season.


Odenkirk co-created and starred in Mr. Show with Bob and David, which ran on HBO for four years and has been called "the American Monty Python." As an actor he has brought many film and television characters to life, including "Stevie Grant" in The Larry Sanders Show, ex-porn star"Gil Bang" in Curb Your Enthusiasm, "Ross Grant" in Alexander Payne's acclaimed feature Nebraska, and "Bill Oswalt" on the FX series Fargo. 


Over the years Odenkirk has been instrumental in helping emerging comedy writer/performers get their work on the air. He was an executive producer of Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim's first Adult Swim series Tom Goes to the Mayor and was a consultant on their subsequent shows Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! and Check it Out! with Dr. Steve Brule. In 2013, Odenkirk teamed up with the young comedy group The Birthday Boys to executive produce their sketch show on IFC, which ran for two seasons.


Odenkirk was most recently seen in the 4-part sketch show With Bob and David for Netflix, which he starred in and executive produced with David Cross. He will next be seen in Girlfriend’s Day (February 2017).


Odenkirk also co-wrote, along with David Cross and Brian Posehn, the New York Times bestseller Hollywood Said No! a collection of their unproduced screenplays. In October 2014, McSweeny’s published a book of Odenkirk's comedy writing titled, A Load of Hooey.



Before serving as a writer-producer on Better Call Saul, Jonathan was a writer on the first season of the WGA Award-nominated drama series Bloodline for Sony Entertainment and Netflix.  He recently concluded production on Bliss, created by David Cross for SkyTV in Britain for which he was a writer and executive producer.  


His feature film as writer/director, What Goes Up was released by Sony in 2009 and starred Steve Coogan, Molly Shannon, and Olivia Thirlby. 


Currently, Jonathan is writing a feature for Bold Films and director Marc Forster about the Greenpeace organization. Upcoming, he is a writer and supervising producer for HBO’s new show, Succession.




Gordon Smith was born and raised in Michigan. He attended the University of Michigan where he studied writing and lurked around the theatre department, writing plays. Afterward, he walked the earth like Caine from Kung Fu for a few years, working random jobs, including helping out at a (non-metaphorical) nut farm, taking care of his infirm grandparents and writing letters for the Secretary of the Army.

Gordon finally landed in Los Angeles to attend the USC School of Cinematic Arts, where he earned an MFA in Film and Television Production. Afterward, he wrote for a few web series, including one where a haunted building did something or other to its residents, and maybe there was a portal to hell.

Then, Gordon got very, very lucky and joined the series Breaking Bad as an office P.A. While there, he rose to writers’ assistant, and wrote a wide assortment of things, including video games, comic books, webisodes, extra scenes, audition sides, and pretty much anything that wasn’t an episode of the show. He also acted as consulting producer on the Spanish- language version of the series, Metastasis, and helped supervise production of the pilot in Bogotá, Colombia.

Gordon was staffed on the spin-off series Better Call Saul, earning an Emmy nomination in 2015 for his first episode, “Five-O,” and is currently a writer-producer.




Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk): Season three follows Jimmy's descent towards Breaking Bad’s Saul Goodman - Albuquerque’s most notorious criminal lawyer.  Six years before he meets Walter White, Jimmy McGill is a scrappy and indefatigable attorney struggling to maintain his law practice and make ends meet.  He may not have a degree from an Ivy League university, but Jimmy’s quick wit, buoyant optimism and sometimes-flamboyant approach make him a forceful advocate for his often down-market clients.  Jimmy’s a highly competent lawyer, but his moral compass and his ambition are at war with each other, compromising his professional future and his romance with fellow attorney Kim Wexler.   
Mike Erhmantraut (Jonathan Banks):  Before he was Saul’s fixer, Mike Ehrmantraut was a beat cop in Philadelphia – that is until he took an early retirement due to a series of dark events that he’d prefer to keep buried in the past.  He relocated to Albuquerque to pursue a quieter life and rededicate himself to what’s left of his family. However, Mike finds his specialized skill set is in high demand from Albuquerque’s criminal underworld.
Chuck McGill (Michael McKean): Jimmy’s older brother Chuck, a name partner at one of Albuquerque’s most prestigious law firms, Hamlin, Hamlin & McGill, is a brilliant man who holds himself and others to the highest standards.  However, he suffers from electromagnetic hypersensitivity, a debilitating affliction garnered under mysterious circumstances, which makes it challenging for him to lead a normal life. Chuck’s unyielding belief that doing the right thing is the only true path leads to a fraught relationship with Jimmy.  The gloves come off in season three as he becomes obsessed with doing everything in his power to derail Jimmy from practicing law, no matter the personal cost.


Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn): A smart and ambitious attorney, Kim Wexler has worked her way up from humble beginnings. Kim is committed to building her own independent practice, now outside the confines of HHM, while juggling her complex relationship with Jimmy and the extraordinary situations he routinely finds himself in. 
Howard Hamlin (Patrick Fabian): Howard Hamlin is a name partner toeing the company line for hugely successful Albuquerque law firm Hamlin, Hamlin & McGill. Howard is one of life’s effortless winners. Season three finds Hamlin thoroughly enmeshed in the no holds barred battle between the brothers McGill.
Nacho Varga (Michael Mando): Ignacio Varga, AKA  "Nacho," is a calculating career criminal serving as a lieutenant for the Mexican drug cartel. Season three finds Nacho attempting to navigate treacherous alliances within the criminal underworld to find a secure and profitable path.


Episode 301: “Mabel"

Director: Vince Gilligan

Written by: Vince Gilligan & Peter Gould

Jimmy helps Chuck regain his confidence, but Chuck makes clear to his brother that he hasn’t forgiven Jimmy for his trespasses. After discovering an ominous note, Mike obsesses over the identity of a mysterious stranger who has been surveilling him. Kim and Jimmy clash over the boundaries of their shared workspace.

Episode 302: “Witness”

Director: Vince Gilligan

Written by: Thomas Schnauz

Mike’s pursuit of a new lead sheds light on the identity of the party who has taken a keen interest in him. He enlists Jimmy in his covert investigation. A welcome addition transforms the offices of Wexler and McGill, but distressing news about Chuck jeopardizes Kim and Jimmy’s future.

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