On Sunday evening, the Split Screens Festival held a screening and discussion of BETTER CALL SAUL. The festival screened the upcoming episode “Slip,” airing tonight. The post-screening discussion took place with Michael McKean and Peter Gould. McKean plays Chuck McGill, the brother of Jimmy (aka Saul Goodman). Gould is the co-creater and executive producer of the AMC original series.
BETTER CALL SAUL is a prequel series to AMC’s BREAKING BAD. The show centers around Jimmy McGill, the lawyer that becomes Saul Goodman. The show is now in its third season, building towards the world of BREAKING BAD. Most notably, BETTER CALL SAUL has reintroduced notable villain Gustavo Fring. The show has gotten a lot of critical love in its own right.
The screening and discussion was held by the Split Screens Festival. The Festival is a new event series, celebrating television. The festival is holding several such discussions at the IFC Film Center. The festival will include panels from shows like BILLIONS, ORPHAN BLACK, and MR. ROBOT.
Michael McKean plays Chuck McGill, Jimmy’s angry older brother. Peter Gould is the co-creator and executive producer of the series. The two sat down with Matt Zoller Seitz. McKean talked about the “yummy curves” that come with playing a character like Chuck. Gould expanded on this, discussing the “dad energy” that courses through Chuck’s relationship with Jimmy.
The episode “Slip” comes on tonight at 10:00PM. The Split Screens Festival will run until June 8th.