Breaking Bad Spin-off chooses New Mexico
New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced today that the television series "Better Call Saul," produced by Sony Pictures Television and starring Bob Odenkirk (Breaking Bad, Fargo) will be filmed in Albuquerque, NM.
"We welcome this incredible production team back to the State," said Director Nick Maniatis. "They have proven to be excellent partners with the City of Albuquerque and the State of New Mexico."
The production will employ at least 75-90 New Mexico crewmembers.
"Given the tremendous acclaim associated with Vince Gilligan's productions, we are thrilled to learn that "Better Call Saul" will be filmed in Albuquerque," said Mayor Richard Berry. "We enthusiastically welcome back Sony and AMC and are proud to add this production to the long list of creative and original shows filmed in our city."
Produced by Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad) and Peter Gould (Breaking Bad), "Better Call Saul," is a "Breaking Bad" prequel, focusing on the evolution of the popular Saul Goodman character before he became Walter White's lawyer.
From a New Mexico Film Office press release.