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'Better Call Saul': Three new cast members revealed

Bob Odenkirk
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On May 8 Entertainment Weekly reported that the upcoming series "Better Call Saul" has added three new cast members to its series, which is expected to debut on AMC this fall. The actors include Patrick Fabian, Rhea Seehorn and Michael Mando, and although their roles have not been released they will all be series regulars. The series is a prequel to "Breaking Bad," and will follow Walter White's lawyer Saul Goodman in his early years as a lawyer.

The highly anticipated series has been given a full season order and is scheduled to debut on AMC in November. Actor Bob Odenkirk will return to reprise the role of Goodman and he will not be the only character from the original series to appear on the spinoff. Jonathan Banks will also appear as fixer Mike Ermantraut and the show will explore how he came to work with Saul. The series is set many years before Walter White and the events of the first series, although it will explain who Saul became the lawyer he is in New Mexico.

E! Online also posted news about the series on May 8, explaining that the new cast are some the first members chosen who never appeared on the original show. They join actor Michael McKean, who was recently cast as Dr. Thurber, a great attorney with a strange habit that now restricts his work. The character is expected to be a mentor to Saul when he is just starting out.

Patrick Fabian was most recently seen as Tony Hart on the HBO television drama "The Newsroom," and also had a role in the horror thriller "The Last Exorcism." One of his most recognizable roles is as Professor Hank Landry on the third season of "Veronica Mars" in 2007. Fabian has acted for twenty years and has appeared in dozens of film and television roles from comedy to drama. He is expected to play successful lawyer named Burt who has lots of charisma.

Rhea Seehorn is best known for playing Ellen Swatello on the television series "Franklin & Bash" for three years. She most recently appeared on the series "House of Lies" as Samantha and "Whitney" as Roxanne for two years. Seehorn has also had small roles on "Family Guy," "Dollhouse" and "Burn Notice." She is expected to play the role of successful lawyer Beth, who has an interoffice romance which complicates her working cases.

Canadian actor Michael Mando is most well known for playing the character of Vic on the controversial television drama "Orphan Black." He most recently appeared in the television miniseries "La Marraine" as Alvaro Pessoa. Mando is expected to play the role of Eddie on the new series, who is described as an intelligent criminal and will probably have some run ins with Saul and the other lawyers in the area.