‘Talking Saul’ coming to AMC after ‘Better Call Saul’ season 2 premiere, finale
Clearly, AMC is seeing that there is much more money to be made from the aftershow format they have been enjoying with “Talking Dead”. How else do you explain what they are doing now with the second season of “Better Call Saul”?
Today, the network confirmed that following the premiere of the “Breaking Bad” sort-of-prequel on Monday and also the upcoming season finale, they will air an aftershow entitled “Talking Saul” hosted by frequent master-of-aftershows Chris Hardwick. The first episode on Monday will feature not only star Bob Odenkirk, but also executive producers Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould sitting down to talking about some of the decisions that the show has made.
This is obviously a super-smart idea for the network to get some more viewers around for their shows, and to turn them into more an event. We feel like so much of the aftershow format now is based on how disconnected we are as a culture. Everyone watches things at different times, and people are so wary of spoilers that it’s insanely difficult to even find someone willing to talk with you about a given show out of fear that someone will give something away. It makes keeping yourself spoiler free much more of a challenge. This is a chance to sit down and watch an aftershow that will bring you together with other fans of the show who are also watching live.
Meanwhile, Hardwick will also host the premiere of “Talking Dead” after “The Walking Dead” resumes season 6 on Sunday, and he will also be doing “Talking Dead” for “Fear the Walking Dead” coming up, as well.