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The court is in session: Better Call Saul on Lightbox

29 January 2015If you liked Breaking Bad, you’re going to love this. Online TV service Lightbox has confirmed 2015’s most anticipated TV show – Better Call Saul – will be available exclusively to New Zealand subscribers from 8pm on February 9.

The court is in session: Better Call Saul on Lightbox from February 9

Legal trouble? Lightbox knows a guy, who knows a guy who will take care of it…

If you liked Breaking Bad, you’re going to love this. Online TV service Lightbox has confirmed 2015’s most anticipated TV show – Better Call Saul – will be available exclusively to New Zealand subscribers from 8pm on February 9. The show begins with a special two-night premiere delivered express from the US*.

Better Call Saul, a prequel to the 16-time Emmy-winning drama Breaking Bad, premieres in America on February 8, 2015. Lightbox is fast-tracking each episode so Kiwis can keep up with the action without delay.

Lightbox CEO Kym Niblock says Better Call Saul is already generating a lot of hype around the world and is confident New Zealanders are going to love what they see.

“I’ve seen a few episodes and let’s just say Better Call Saul is the definition of what we mean when we say ‘Lightbox is bringing insanely good TV to New Zealanders’. I can’t reveal too much but with a free 30-day Lightbox trial, it’s easy to join and see what is already being called one of the shows you have to watch in 2015.”

Critics have also been quick to praise the initial episodes of the series with Stephen Marche of Esquire Magazine saying he has never seen a prequel handled so cleverly. “I’m already desperate for more...”

About Better Call Saul
Better Call Saul follows the trials and tribulations of criminal lawyer Saul Goodman with actor Bob Odenkirk set to reprise the lead role.

Set six years before he meets Walter White, the man who will become Saul is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny and more immediately, hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside - and often against - Jimmy is "fixer" Mike Ehrmantraut played by actor Jonathan Banks.

The series, which is dramatic in tone with dark humour woven through, follows Jimmy's transformation in to Saul, the man who puts the "criminal" in criminal lawyer.

Better Call Saul is created by Breaking Bad’s Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould who serve as executive producers along with another series alumnus, Mark Johnson. In addition, Breaking Bad’s lead actor Bryan Cranston will also direct an episode. A second season has already been confirmed.

Better Call Saul is produced by High Bridge and Gran Via Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television.

To find out more about Better Call Saul, visit

For a free 30-day trial of Lightbox register at


Better Call Saul kicks off with a two-night premiere event, going live on Monday, February 9 and Tuesday, Feb 10 at 8pm.

*Express from the US refers to episodes that are live on Lightbox within three days of their first airing date.

About Lightbox
Lightbox is a New Zealand-made subscription video on demand service (SVOD) that gives you the freedom to choose from thousands of hours of great TV shows, all ready to watch when you are, with no ads to interrupt. With award-winning drama and crime shows, popular comedy and sci-fi series, and an impressive line-up of kids’ programmes, Lightbox has something for the entire family to enjoy. The service can be used by anyone with a broadband connection and is compatible with selected Samsung Smart TVs, desktop PCs, laptops, iPads and on Apple TV with Airplay plus PlayStation4 and PlayStation3 consoles. The first 30 days are free, so new subscribers can try out Lightbox. After that, it’s only $15 per 30 days for all you can eat TV. Your usual ISP charges apply. There are no fixed contracts, no set-top boxes required and no installation costs – it’s TV, online, anytime. See for more details. Follow Lightbox on Facebook and Twitter @lightboxNZ.


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