Better Call Saul (TV Series) Cast, Casting Calls, Auditions, News, and More
Better Call Saul is a crime drama TV series created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould. The show is a spinoff series from the hit AMC series Breaking Bad and is a prequel from the same universe.
The TV series is set in the early to mid-2000s in Albuquerque, New Mexico and focuses on the coming-of-age story of Jimmy McGill, who is played by Bob Odenkirk. McGill is a lawyer and former con-man who later becomes the seedy criminal defense attorney known as Saul Goodman. The show also features the moral decline of retired police officer Mike Ehrmantraut, who becomes affiliated with the Juarez drug cartel to help his family.
The show premiered on AMC on February 8, 2015, airing five seasons so far and a sixth and final season consisting of 13 episodes, is scheduled to air in 2021. Filming for the sixth season will take place in Albuquerque, New Mexico with production set to start on March 2021.
What is the show about?
The show starts with Jimmy working as a public defender. As he struggles financially working in a closet of a nail salon, his love interest and former colleague, Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn) attempts to assist him out of a desperate situation.
Wexler works as an attorney at Hamlin, Hamlin & McGill, which is co-owned by Jimmy’s brother Chuck McGill and associate Howard Hamlin. After hiring Jimmy for legal representation, Mike gives advice and security for Nacho Varga, a drug dealer who later becomes an informant for Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito), a drug lord and businessman. Their operations are affected by the members of the Salamanca family, including Lalo Salamanca (Tony Dalton).
Better Call Saul is loved by critics with particular praise for acting, characters, writing, direction and cinematography. The series has received several nominations including a Peabody Award, 21 Primetime Emmy Awards, eleven Writers Guild of America Awards, five Critics' Choice Television Awards, four Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards. At the time, it was also the highest-rated scripted series premiere in basic cable history.
Better Call Saul Cast:
LOS ANGELES - SEP 18: Bob Odenkirk, Naomi Odenkirk at the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals at the Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA - Image (Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com)
- Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill / Saul Goodman / Gene Takavic
- Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut
- Rhea Seehorn as Kim Wexler
- Patrick Fabian as Howard Hamlin
- Michael Mando as Nacho Varga
- Michael McKean as Chuck McGill
- Giancarlo Esposito as Gus Fring
- Tony Dalton as Lalo Salamanca
Better Call Saul Casting By Sharon Bialy
Sharon Bialy Casting is the casting director for Better Call Saul. Sharon Bialy is known for her work on Rudy (1993), The Handmaid's Tale (2017) and Barry (2018). Casting directors are mostly contacting actors to work on the film through talent agencies. If you are interested in a speaking role in the upcoming movie, contact your talent agent for an audition. If you do not have an agent, check out our guide to landing an acting agent here.
Better Call Saul Extras Casting Call
Casting directors are now casting actors, models, and talent to work on scenes filming in Albuquerque, New Mexico starting March 2021.
Producers are seeking the following types:
- Background Actors
- Photo Doubles
** BACKGROUND CAUCASIAN 18-40s
FILM DAYS – TUES 4 JAN & WED 5 JAN & POSSIBLY MON 10 JAN
This is a Director Pick so needing anyone interested to submit ASAP
LOCATION - ABQ Area
LAST 2 EPISODES OF BCS 6
This is “BACKGROUND RATE” guaranteed 8 and OT after 8hrs
Experience: We prefer that you have not been featured this season. If you have worked with us, please include when and how we have booked you. We love new faces! If you have not been on please let us know.
We have been advised by Production the following, effective October 2021
“Per this production’s newly implemented vaccine policy, everyone in the Performance Zone must be fully vaccinated and provide valid proof of vaccinated status.” The Performance Zone includes all Background Artists.
Background - SKATEBOARDERS age 18 To Look Younger
FILMING - Friday, June 4th
Need real skateboarders with their own skateboard and safety equipment for the scene.
You will have to complete a COVID test before and we will pay a bump for the test.
REAL FEMALE JOGGER - 18 – 60s Looking for FEMALE FIT REAL JOGGER
FILMING - FRI MAY 28
This is “BACKGROUND RATE” guaranteed 8 and Overtime after 8hrs.
Extra (Hispanic Family), AMC's Better Call Saul **HISPANIC FAMILY** - **Kids (18 & older), Parents , Grandparents, Aunties, Uncle** We are needing a Hispanic Family/Extended Family Group for a scene filming in the first episode. We will start filming Better Call Saul in Abq 2nd week of March. This will be paid stand in work in and around Abq. Due to the new current environment, we do not know who is available to work, pls don’t assume we know. If you are interested and available pls submit then we know you are available. We will be testing on the show.
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