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Michael McKean Joins Breaking Bad Prequel Better Call Saul

6/17/2014 Kate Stanhope

By Kate Stanhope

Michael McKean has joined AMC's upcoming Breaking Bad prequel series Better Call Saul, reports.

Starring Breaking Bad alums Bob Odenkirk and Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul centers on Odenkirk's unflappable attorney Saul Goodman, before he came to represent Walter White. Banks will reprise his role as private investigator/fixer Mike Ehrmantraut.

McKean will play a new character named Dr. Thurber, a brilliant attorney who is now "restricted by an unusual affliction." What could it be?

McKean is best known for his roles on Laverne & Shirley, Saturday Night Live and This Is Spinal Tap. He most recently appeared on the short-lived HBO comedy Family Tree.

Better Call Saul is slated to premiere in November on AMC. Relive the glory of Breaking Bad by watching past episodes here.

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