Better Call Saul to be filmed in Albuquerque, obviously

Expect more time-lapsed deserts

Christopher Hooton
Thursday 15 May 2014 10:48
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Exterior shots of Saul's office were filmed in Albuquerque
Exterior shots of Saul's office were filmed in Albuquerque

The New Mexico Film Office has confirmed that Better Call Saul will film in Albuquerque, to the surprise of no-one given how important the city's look has been to the Breaking Bad universe.

We can't glean much from this plot-wise, other than it confirms that Saul Goodman's formative years were spent in the dusty town and not off passing the bar in New York or something.

It's good news for ABQ residents, with officials saying that the production will employ between 75 and 90 locals as crewmembers.

"We welcome this incredible production team back to the state," said Nick Maniatis, director of the state's film office. "They have proven to be excellent partners with the city of Albuquerque and the state of New Mexico."

Better Call Saul will be shot largely at Albuquerque Studios, which was home to the interior of Saul's office, the White house, Jesse's house and more in Breaking Bad.

Bob Odenkirk will reprise his role for the show (Picture: AMC)

Albuquerque mayor Richard Berry said he is "thrilled" to welcome the show back, with Breaking Bad having brought an influx of tourism to the city.

Better Call Saul will focus on the crooked lawyer's years prior to him taking on fateful client Walter White, and will see Jonathan Banks return as fixer Mike Ehrmantraut and Michael McKean join as a new (possibly rival) lawyer Dr. Thurber.

The first season will air on AMC in the US before arriving on Netflix worldwide.

Read more: The Spanish-language version of Saul Goodman has inexplicably divine hair

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