Bob Odenkirk, the actor who plays Saul Goodman on Breaking Bad, has spoken about the proposed spin-off series centred on his character.
The last ever episode of Breaking Bad is due to air on September 29 but the show’s creator Vince Gilligan revealed in April that he and producer Peter Gould are planning a spin-off show focusing on Odenkirk’s dodgy lawyer, who is known for his catchphrase: “Better call Saul!”
Then in July, Gilligan gave fans an update on the proposed spin-off, saying: “It’s not a done deal yet, but it’s definitely something we’re full speed ahead on trying to get going.”
Now Odenkirk has shared his own views on the Saul Goodman series, telling Collider: “I give it a 60% chance. It’s all a guessing game, in my part. It’s up to Vince Gilligan, who created and wrote Breaking Bad, and Peter Gould, who was a part of the episode that spawned Saul Goodman.”
Asked what he would like to see in the spin-off series, Odenkirk replied: “There’s a lot to find out about Saul. 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.”
“We’re in a different era of television now,” Odenkirk added a little later in the interview. “You can get much darker and more complicated with your characters and your situations. Vince loves this ethical grey area, and I’d like to see that continue.”
There are now just four episodes of Breaking Bad waiting to be shown. UK viewers are able to watch on Netflix, where each episode is being made available just after it finishes in the US.