‘Better Call Saul’ Season 3 Promo: Los Pollos Hermanos TV Ad Featuring … Gus!

It looks like AMC’s Breaking Bad prequel is dipping into that Emmy-winning’s show well yet again. A new promo for Season 3 of Better Call Saul masquerades as a TV ad for Los Pollos Hermanos, the fast-food place that BB fans recall was run by chicken king/drug lord Gus Fring.

Giancarlo Esposito scooped a 2012 Emmy nom for playing the Breaking Bad baddie who bought a million dollars of meth from Walter White (Bryan Cranston), then saved him from the cartels and ultimately set up his superlab. In the new BCS spot, he’s back as the smiling restaurant owner who — clad in mustard shirt and brown tie — promises  that if customers don’t like his eatery’s curly fries, “They’re on me.” Sounds benign, right? Oh, but Gus certainly has more than thighs and wings on his mind.

Starring Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill — and, presumably, Saul Goodman down the road — Better Call Saul was renewed in March and went on to score 4.4M viewers for its Season 2 finale in April and rack a up a second consecutive Emmy nom for Best Drama Series.

The series from Sony Pictures TV is executive produced and showrun by series creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould. Check out the promo above and tell us what you think.

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  1. Jesse Pinkmanon Jan 11, 2017 3:15 pm

    Saul never knew who Gus was in Breaking Bad. Saul only knew a guy who knows a guy who can distribute Walt’s meth. Saul and Gus could meet but it will screw up BB continuity if Saul learns what Gus really does for a living.

    • Datrick Puffyon Jan 11, 2017 7:34 pm

      yes, but…MIKE DOES!

    • Elwynon Jan 12, 2017 12:49 am

      So? They just need somebody to stick to continuity. (And not the staff member who was responsible on continuity when it came to Padme’s death in Star Wars Episode III.)

      A lot of the Saul and Mike storylines run in parallel.

    • FWIWon Jan 12, 2017 1:10 pm

      There can still be continuity without Jimmy ever meeting Gus or knowing his name. Perhaps Mike keeps his contact at a distance, as he did on myriad occasions prior. Or, perhaps Saul was lying to Walt all along and did meet/know Gus. We don’t know because we’re not the writers. Let them do their jobs.

  2. anonymouson Jan 12, 2017 2:11 am

    Better Call Saul is literally one of the worst shows ever made! I’ve honestly never seen anything so boring in my life… What a joke!

    • elwyn5150on Jan 12, 2017 12:35 pm

      Nobody is forcing you to watch it, windbag.

    • Anonymouson Jan 13, 2017 2:06 pm

      Go watch fast and furious then.