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How do you solve a problem like Saul Goodman? According to Better Call Saul showrunner Peter Gould, the question should be, "What problem does being Saul Goodman solve?"

At the Television Critics Asscociation fall previews on Friday, Gould and co-showrunner Vince Gilligan revealed more about the Breaking Bad spin-off, including the time period, new characters and which illustrious directors have signed on. Read on for answers to burning questions:

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What problem does being Saul Goodman solve? The real name of the slimy lawyer we know and love sadly is not Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk), but Jimmy McGill. What circumstances bring him to the point where we meet him in Breaking Bad is the series' aim. "It's a leap of faith or stupidity into the unknown," Gilligan said.

Which new characters will we meet? Michael McKean will play Chuck (pictured in the sneak peek below). "He's playing Saul's brother," Gould said. "It's two comedy legends working together. [Michael] is a tremendous performer and answers questions about Spinal Tap." We'll also meet the previously announced Rhea Seehorn as Kim, Patrick Fabian as Hamlin and Orphan Black's Michael Mando as Nacho. "[There are] a lot of lawyers and crooks," Gould said. "I know that will come as a big surprise."