After a lot of speculation, AMC have finally confirmed that a prequel to Breaking Bad, starring everyone’s favourite comb-overed Lawyer, Saul Goodman has been greenlit. The series, tentatively titled ‘Better Call Saul’ (what else!).
Early indications are that the series – which will likely not get a pilot and go straight to a full season – will focus on Bob Odenkirk’s enigmatic lawyer, Saul Goodman and his trials and tribulations (no pun intended) before he meets Walter White and Jesse Pinkman.
AMC and Sony Pictures Television confirmed today that they have reached a licensing agreement for a spinoff of Vince Gilligan’s landmark AMC/SPT series ‘Breaking Bad.’ As conceived, the new series is based on the show’s popular Saul Goodman character with the working title ‘Better Call Saul.’ Plans call for Saul to be a one-hour prequel that will focus on the evolution of the popular Saul Goodman character before he ever became Walter White’s lawyer.
The series will likely be of a much more light-hearted tone than Breaking Bad, though that likely won’t stop there being some dramatic elements thrown in. Saul has always been one fo the best characters in Breaking Bad, and whilst a full hour of just Saul may prove to be a bit too much, i’m sure AMC will get the creative talent working at something special. Here’s hoping Vince Gilligan gets on board as showrunner, or at least as a writers.
Vince Gilligan has been quoted in the past confirming his love for the character and his desire for a spin-off.
I would love to see a Saul Goodman spinoff show when it’s all said and done…I think that would present itself pretty nicely, storywise … I think a Saul Goodman show could have great legs. I love the idea of a lawyer who will do anything to avoid going to court. He’s always going to settle on the courthouse steps.
‘Better Call Saul’ will likely air next summer, though this is of course speculation. Given the popularity of Breaking Bad though, AMC and Sony will likely want to get the series out whilst the horrific ending of Breaking Bad is still fresh in people’s minds.
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