Series will be a prequel focusing on dodgy lawyer Saul Goodman played by Bob Odenkirk
The Breaking Bad spin-off series that the show’s creator Vince Gilligan and producer Peter Gould have been planning has been given the go-ahead.
The spin-off will centre on Saul Goodman, the dodgy lawyer played by Bob Odenkirk who is known for his catchphrase “Better call Saul!”. Breaking Bad‘s US network AMC and production company Sony Pictures Television released a joint statement yesterday (September 11) confirming they have reached a “licensing agreement” for the series.
The statement explains: “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.”
Speaking to Collider last week (September 3), Odenkirk gave Better Call Saul a “60% chance” of happening and explained what he hoped to see in the spin-off series. “There’s a lot to find out about Saul,” he said. “I think he has a different stripper on his arm, every two weeks, and he’s secretly genuinely crushed every time they blow him off. I think there’s probably a reason he went into law, beyond just being able to make money at it, so I’d like to see that discovered.”
Meanwhile, there are now just three episodes of Breaking Bad waiting to be shown and the finale is set to premiere on AMC on September 29. UK viewers are able to watch on Netflix, where each episode is being made available just after it finishes in the US.