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'Breaking Bad' Spin-Off 'Better Call Saul' Casts Michael McKean

May 1, 2014 (8:44 am) GMT
The former cast member of 'Saturday Night Live' joins the upcoming AMC drama series as a gifted lawyer named Dr. Thurber.
Michael McKean

"" adds another veteran actor to its cast ensemble. Michael McKean has landed a co-starring role on the upcoming drama series, playing a new character named Dr. Thurber, who is a gifted lawyer hampered by a strange affliction.

McKean, who is a former cast member on "", joins and Jonathan Banks who have been set to reprise their roles as Saul Goodman and trusted private investigator/fixer Michael "Mike" Ehrmantraut.

The "" spin-off will focus on the titular character "in the years before he became Walter White's attorney. From parking tickets to mass murder, from slip-and-fall to bond fraud, Saul handles it all."

"Breaking Bad" creator creator Vince Gilligan will direct the pilot. The new show is expected to premiere in November on AMC.

McKean recently appeared as guest star on sitcom "" and police procedural series "".

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