The team behind Breaking Bad are reportedly hatching plans for a spin-off comedy show.
Breaking Bad began in 2008 and follows the fortunes of Bryan Cranston‘s Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher who begins producing and selling crystal meth after being diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. The final eight episodes are due to air this summer.
However, the show’s creator Vince Gilligan and producer Peter Gould have apparently come up with an idea for a spin-off series focusing on Saul Goodman, the dodgy lawyer played by Bob Odenkirk. Goodman first appeared in Breaking Bad‘s second season and has since become a regular cast member.
The spin-off is being conceived as either a 30 or 60-minute comedy show, but the idea is still at an early stage, Deadline notes, and “there are no deals in place yet”.
Last July (2012), Vince Gilligan actually discussed this very idea in an interview with Indiewire. He said at the time: ” I would love to see a Saul Goodman spin-off. I like the idea of a lawyer show in which the main lawyer will do anything it takes to stay out of a court of law. He’ll settle on the courthouse steps, whatever it takes to stay out of the courtroom. That would be fun – I would like that.”