Saul Goodman
Bob Odenkirk as Saul GoodmanAMC

AMC executives are so certain of the success of Breaking Bad spin-off prequel Better Call Saul that a second 13 episode season has already been ordered.

There is some bad news however, as AMC have also announced that the series' first season has been delayed until 2015.

Better Call Saul will star Bob Odenkirk as the sleazy criminal lawyer before he ever became embroiled in the Meth-making escapades of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman. The show will be run by Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, who created the Saul Goodman character.

Gilligan is currently in Albuquerque, New Mexico shooting the show's first episode.

AMC president Charlie Collier said in a statement: "Production on Better Call Saul is underway and we could not be more proud of nor more excited about the work to date. We join the fans in eager anticipation for this series and today we happily confirm that our initial Saul order is for two seasons and a total of 23 episodes.

"When introducing any series, especially one with the DNA of Breaking Bad, there are countless factors to consider in making sure the show gets the launch it deserves. We have a strong history with Vince, Peter, Bob, the studio and so many involved with this production; we are enjoying the process on Saul and all share a focus on making it a true television event. No half measures."

The early 2015 start-date means the show will air alongside AMC's hit series The Walking Dead, likely in the hope that TWD's popularity will help boost the new show.