Vince Gilligan addresses success of 'Better Call Saul' following Season Two premiere
Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan has spoken about the possibility of creating more spin-off shows following the success of Better Call Saul.
Breaking Bad ran for five seasons from 2008 to 2013, with Better Call Saul following in 2015. The latter show’s second season recently premiered and is based on character Saul Goodman, played by Bob Odenkirk.
Speaking to Radio Times recently, Gilligan said: “Why Saul and not another character like Jesse Pinkman and why not Gustavo Fring? I could absolutely see a series about all these characters.”
However, Gilligan added that he couldn’t see another series actually materialising.
“I have a hard time picturing us actually doing that, not because the characters couldn’t carry their own shows, they absolutely could in my opinion… Just because at a certain point, I fear it would begin to smack of… we’re chewing our cud twice, we’re going to the well a bit too much.”
Season One of Better Call Saul was nominated for six Primetime Emmy Awards last year, including Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Bob Odenkirk. However, it failed to win in any category.