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Jonathan Banks Will Be Series Regular on “Better Call Saul”



Jonathan Banks will reprise his role as enforcer Mike Ehrmantraut in the Breaking Bad prequel series, Better Call Saul.

He’s been added as a series regular alongside Bob Odenkirk.

Banks currently plays Professor Buzz Hickey on the fifth season of NBC’s Community – and he’s doing a damn fine job at that, as well (seriously, go watch the most recent episode, “Geothermal Escapism.”) Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul have also expressed interest in appearing in Better Call Saul; the dramedy series will center on Walt and Jesse’s shady lawyer, Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk).

Banks was nominated for an Emmy just last year for his performance in Breaking Bad, but ultimately lost out to Boardwalk Empire‘s Bobby Cannavale.

Better Call Saul will premiere on AMC in November.