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Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman in Better Call Saul AMC/facebook

Breaking Bad's spinoff prequel is set to debut with its two-night premiere on 8 and 9 February, 2015 at 10pm on AMC.

The premiere episode is titled Uno and the official synopsis reads as follows:

Jimmy works magic in the courtroom; after being inspired unexpectedly, Jimmy tries an unconventional method for pursuing potential clients.

Episode 2 is titled, Mijo, and the official synopsis reads as follows:

Jimmy's troubles escalate, leaving him in dire straits; carelessness puts Chuck at risk.

Already renewed for a second season, AMC has described Better Call Saul as follows:

The series is set six years before Saul Goodman meets Walter White. When we meet him, the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny, and, more immediately, hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside, and, often, against Jimmy, is "fixer" Mike Ehrmantraut, a beloved character introduced in Breaking Bad. The series will track Jimmy's transformation into Saul Goodman, the man who puts "criminal" in "Criminal lawyer." The series' tone is dramatic, woven with dark humor.

Bob Odenkirk, who played Goodman in Breaking Bad and stars as McGill in Better Call Saul, has said that to go back in time to Saul's origins required completely revisiting the character.

"I did kind of clean slate it and I took these scripts that Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould wrote and I sat with them," Odenkirk told Variety.

"I acted them out and thought about this guy. They added so many layers to the character. It's a different person."

Vince Gilligan, co-creator and executive producer of the show along with Peter Gould, said the writers were forced to figure out how to craft a new show and narrative around a character that fans already knew.

"The biggest challenge of all [being] that Saul Goodman as we know him on 'Breaking Bad' is very self-assured, very confident. And that can be a tricky thing, dramatically," Gilligan said.

"It really helped us to go six years in the past and see him before he was Saul Goodman, and see him as an underdog and struggling and really trying to make it," he added.

Watch the trailer here: