Better Call Saul Animated Prequel Slippin’ Jimmy Now Streaming on AMC+

Posted 2022/05/23 5 0


It’s going to be a bit of a wait for fans to see how Better Call Saul ends, as the series reaches the midway point of its sixth and final season. The Breaking Bad spinoff will return in July for the second half of season 6, but until then, the wait can be eased with the short-form animated spinoff Slippin’ Jimmy. All six episodes have been released and are now streaming on AMC+. A teaser for the series was previously released, which you can check out below.

Slippin’ Jimmy follows the “misadventures of a young Jimmy McGill and his childhood friends in Chicago.” Each episode is told in a different style paying homage to 1970s movies and TV shows, from Spaghetti Westerns to The Exorcist. It is produced by Starburns (Rick and Morty) and written by Better Call Saul writers Ariel Levine and Kathleen Williams-Foshee. It features younger versions of characters featured in Better Call Saul, though with different voice actors, as the series stars Chi McBride, Laraine Newman, and Sean Giambrone.

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The “Slippin’ Jimmy” name comes from Better Call Saul, where it is explained as a nickname Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) had acquired from his days pulling scams on people. It refers to the common practice of pretending to have a slip and fall to score an easy cash settlement from a business owner. This is something Jimmy has even put into practice during the series, but as the animated prequel shows, he’s been up to these tricks since he was a child. You can read the official logline for the series below.

Before Saul Goodman, a criminal lawyer, before Jimmy McGill, a lawyer you can trust, there was: Slippin’ Jimmy! He’s a sly young slickster trying to make it through Catholic school without landing himself and his best pal Marco in detention…

Slippin’ Jimmy Is Where Jimmy McGill’s Story Begins, But How Does It End?

It may be interesting for fans to learn more about Jimmy McGill’s backstory, but what has Better Call Saul viewers on the edge of their seats is to see how his story ultimately comes to a close. We know that he has been living a life on the lam under a new identity since the days of Breaking Bad, and when fans last saw the character, he had been spotted by someone who knows who he really is. No resolution has yet been shown in the final season of Saul, and that will presumably be coming in the second half of season 6.

This could also end up becoming the very end of the Breaking Bad universe. Saul creators Peter Gould and Vince Gilligan have no immediate plans for any other spinoffs and have started looking at different projects to focus on next. With that said, Breaking Bad did get its own Netflix movie years after it was assumed Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) would never be seen again, so it’s hard to say what the future holds. For now, fans can catch the final episodes of Better Call Saul when the series returns to AMC and AMC+ on July 11.


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