Better Call Saul
Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman in Better Call Saul.Netflix

Netflix has announced that Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul will debut in the UK on Monday 9 February.

Episode one of the 10-episode prequel series starring Bob Odenkirk will be available to stream on that date, with episode two following on Tuesday 10 February and a new episode every following Tuesday from 7am UK time.

The show will debut in the US on AMC on Sunday 8 February, making it a short wait for UK fans.

Odenkirk stars as slimy criminal lawyer Saul Goodman, who helped meth kingpin Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) in Vince Gilligan's acclaimed drama series, which came to an end in late 2013.

Better Call Saul will primarily be a prequel but will also jump ahead to after the events of Breaking Bad and also during them, with Cranston and Paul both expressing an interest in reprising their iconic roles. At the very least Cranston is set to direct an episode.

One actor who is set to return is Johnathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut, one of Goodman's... erm... associates. At least he is by the time Walter White turns up, he may have a different relationship with the lawyer in this new series.

Few have seen the first episodes but those who have liked what they saw. Esquire was particularly full of praise, saying: "I'll just say it: The first few episodes that I saw are better than Breaking Bad. They are smarter. They are sharper. I have never seen a prequel handled so cleverly."

You can watch a trailer for the series below...