'Breaking Bad' spinoff casts Michael McKean

Michael McKean, a new cast member of "Better Call Saul," attends the 41st Annual Chaplin Award Gala in New York on April 28.

Story highlights

  • Michael McKean has joined the "Breaking Bad" spinoff
  • He'll play a gifted lawyer with a strange affliction
  • "Breaking Bad" alum Bob Odenkirk also stars
"Better Call Saul" has dialed up a third cast member.
Michael McKean has signed on to "Breaking Bad" spinoff "Better Call Saul," Entertainment Weekly has confirmed.
"The Laverne & Shirley"/"This is Spinal Tap" vet will co-star as a gifted lawyer named Dr. Thurber who is hampered by a strange affliction on AMC's meth drama prequel, which follows the exploits of oily lawyer Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) before he hooks up with Walter White (Bryan Cranston).
The show, which is slated to hit the air in November, also features another "Bad" alum, Saul's stone-faced PI Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks).
McKean starred in the short-lived HBO comedy "Family Tree" last year, and his recent TV credits include guest gigs on "Happy Endings" and "Law & Order: SVU."
The news was first reported by Deadline.