The hugely anticipated Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul has an official release date: February 8, 2015. AMC has released a dark new trailer, focusing on an abandoned motel room.

Bob OdenkirkBob Odenkirk reprises his role as small-time lawyer Saul Goodman in AMC's 'Better Call Saul'

The first episode of season 1 will premiere on the 8th, with the second coming the following night. There's no official word on a UK release date, though Netflix subscribers are likely to get the show shortly after its run on AMC.

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The new teaser trailer unsurprisingly borrows the same mood and atmosphere as Breaking Bad, centering on a ransacked motel room - a cigar burning away in an ashtray, a glass of whisky on the bedside table. The trailer is titled 'Tingle Fingers', which references the vibrating bed in the conclusion moments. 

Watch the season premiere trailer of 'Better Call Saul':

Set in 2002, around six years before the events of Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul focuses on Bob Odenkirk's small-time lawyer character Saul Goodman. Jonathan Banks also returns for the prequel while new cast additions including Michael Mando, Julie Ann Emery and Rhea Seehorn. 

Better Call SaulVince Gilligan [R], the creator of Breaking Bad, has written the prequel Better Call Saul

Back in June, AMC announced that the first season of Better Call Saul will run for 10 episodes and confirmed it had already ordered a second season to hit screens in 2016.

"It was always in Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould's laps to create it, want to do it and have a vision for it," Odenkirk said in a recent behind-the-scenes look at Better Call Saul. "And I came along as a lucky actor. It's like somebody telling you, 'I think you might've won the lottery.'"

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