The world of Better Call Saul just got a little more colorful. AMC has shared a preview clip of Slippin’ Jimmy, a new animated spinoff series that follows Jimmy McGill years before he started calling himself Saul Goodman.
Slippin’ Jimmy will have a six-episode run sometime this spring. Produced by Rick and Morty animators Starburn Industries, and written by BCS veterans Ariel Levine and Kathleen Williams-Foshee, the show will be a highly stylized take on Jimmy’s youth in Chicago, Illinois. Chi McBride, Laraine Newman, and Sean Giambrone are among the vocal talent.
The overall aesthetic is inspired by 1970s cartoons, but each episode will also be an ode to a classic movie genre, from the silent slapstick of Buster Keaton to the atmospheric horror of The Exorcist. The preview clip vibe-checks Spaghetti Westerns, and finds our titular hero facing off against a trio of snowball-slinging thugs. Check it out below.
Even with all the animated hijinks, don’t forget that Better Call Saul‘s final season is right around the corner. Earlier today, AMC announced that it’s coming in two parts beginning on April 18th.