It was only about a week ago that Breaking Bad star Bob Odenkirk talked about the possibility of a prequel spin-off titled Better Call Saul. Now word has it that AMC and Sony Pictures Television have agreed on a spin-off prequel series, conceived of by showrunner Vince Gilligan and character co-creator Peter Gould, that will tell the tales of sleazy lawyer Saul Goodman before he ever crossed paths with Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul). Plans are for an hour-long prequel pilot with an expected series order from AMC. Now, the elephant in the room is that since this is a prequel series … what’s going to happen to Saul in the final few episodes of Breaking Bad? Fingers crossed that Goodman makes it out alive.
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Here’s the official statement from AMC and Sony:
AMC AND SONY PICTURES TELEVISION STATEMENT ON BREAKING BAD SPINOFF
NEW YORK, NY, Sept. 11, 2013 – 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.