That Breaking Bad Spinoff? It’s Now a Reality
Breaking Bad is just too good a franchise to let go of, apparently.
As the show rolls out those last remaining episodes of its fifth season, rumors of a spinoff series centering on crooked lawyer Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) have become grounded in reality.
Today AMC issued a brief press release to the effect that a licensing agreement between the cable Network and Breaking Bad producer Sony Pictures TV has been reached for a new series.
The working title? Better Call Saul.
The plan, according to the release (you can read it below) is to create a prequel which will focus on the evolution of Saul Goodman’s character in the days before he became embroiled with Walt (Bryan Cranston) and Jessie (Aaron Paul).
Of course, the prequel angle makes it entirely possible that Saul could bite the dust before Breaking Bad concludes its final season – although we’re rooting for this particular slimy lawyer.
Breaking Bad continues its final run, Sundays on AMC.
AMC and Sony Pictures Television confirmed today that they have reached a licensing agreement for a spinoff of Vince Gilligan’s landmark AMC/SPT series Breaking Bad. 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.