Better Call Saul: First look as filming gets underway at Albuquerque skate park

Setting makes sense given show is said to feature "twin skateboarder" characters

Christopher Hooton
Wednesday 04 June 2014 09:32
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A snap of filming was posted on 'Breaking Bad Locations' Instagram page
A snap of filming was posted on 'Breaking Bad Locations' Instagram page

As our collective Breaking Bad mourning comes to an end, now we can begin the feverish anticipation for the prequel Better Call Saul, which started shooting in Albuquerque, New Mexico today.

An ABQ resident took a photo of the crew filming on location around Lomas Blvd NE & Eubank Blvd NE in the city, while the majority of interior scenes will be shot at the nearby Albuquerque Studios (which was also used for Breaking Bad).

What can we glean from the first picture? Well there's a skate park, so perhaps this is where we will meet Saul's next client? Maybe a younger Jesse Pinkman is there doing a sweet 1080? We can only dream.

Here's what we do know about the spin-off:

- Jonathan Banks is back as fixer Mike Ehrmantraut.

- Michael McKean has joined the cast as Dr. Thurber, a "brilliant attorney who is now restricted by an unusual affliction".

A script photo from a recent Better Call Saul read-through (Picture: Imgur)

- Patrick Fabian will play a character called Burt.

- Rhea Seehorn will play Beth.

- Michael Mando will play Eddie.

- The show will feature "twin skateboarders" called Zak and Luke (who presumably hang at that location above).

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

- Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad creator) and Peter Gould (BB writer who penned Saul's first scenes) co-wrote the pilot.

As for wild speculation, there are rumours circulating this week that Walter White will make an appearance of some sort, possibly through a flash-forward (though whether this would be wise is very much up for debate).

Better Call Saul is expected to arrive on AMC in November 2014 in the US and will be broadcast worldwide through Netflix.

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