AMC definitely wants more Breaking Bad any way they can get it, and they feel their best route is the spin-off series Better Call Saul, which would follow everyone’s favorite sleazy lawyer, Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk). The network is aiming to premiere the series in summer/early fall 2014, but apparently show creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould are still deciding when the spin-off should take place. Fans know that Saul ends up in a very different spot than when he first appeared, and they’re understandably interested in both his origin and his future.
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Though Breaking Bad the series is now over, it appears that the Bad universe will live on for some time. AMC sought to extend the life of its incredibly popular drama series by ordering a prequel spinoff focusing on Bob Odenkirk’s Saul Goodman character, and now Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan is working with Better Call Saul showrunner (and creator of the Goodman character) Peter Gould to shape the vision of the series. Initially envisioned as a half-hour comedy, Gilligan now says he and Gould have decided to expand the show to an hourlong format that will be shot in Albuquerque and maintain the visual palette of Breaking Bad. Moreover, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul are expected to pop up on Better Call Saul in a cameo capacity, reprising their lead Breaking Bad characters.
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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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