'Breaking Bad' spin-off 'Better Call Saul' to be shown on Netflix

Prequel focusing on dodgy lawyer will be broadcast next year

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The Breaking Bad spin-off Better Caul Saul will be shown on Netflix outside of the US, it has been confirmed.

As the Telegraph reports, the prequel is set to hit TV screens next year – but while it will first air on US network AMC, global Netflix customers will also be broadcasting the show shortly afterwards to global customers in Latin America and Europe.

Better Call Saul will centre on Saul Goodman, the dodgy lawyer played by Bob Odenkirk who is known for his catchphrase "Better call Saul!". A statement from AMC and production company Sony Pictures Television said of the show: "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."

Earlier this year, it was reported that Breaking Bad stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul had shown an interest in appearing in Better Call Saul. Speaking of his plans and casting options for the show, creator Vince Gilligan said: "The sky's the limit with a prequel. Everybody who's now deceased in the Breaking Bad world is obviously still alive. You never know who might turn up and when and where."

The final episode of Breaking Bad was broadcast in September of this year. The show ran for five seasons and won a slew of awards, including Cranston taking home the Emmy Award for Best Actor on three consecutive occasions for his performance as Walter White.

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