Vince Gilligan will Take a Break from the Breaking Bad Universe After Better Call Saul
Published 2 months ago
Vince Gilligan had directed his last episode of Better Call Saul with this week’s Waterworks, and while fans would love to stay a bit longer in the criminal universe of ABQ, it seems that Gilligan already has something else cooking up after BCS.
Talking to AMC, Gilligan talks about how he wants to take a break from Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul after the finale of this series. He says:
“As bittersweet a thing as this is to say, I’d like to take a break from the Better Call Saul/Breaking Bad world because we have three additions to that world I’m very proud of. Obviously we have the two shows and we’ve got El Camino the movie, and I don’t want to press my luck.”
Though Gilligan would like take a break from this universe, he does say that he’s already planning something else that’s in a very different wheelhouse. He continues:
“I’m working on something new. I’m going to be pitching it soon and it could not be more different than Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, and I’m hoping it sells and I’m hoping people like it. You just never know, but I’d be very excited to see it get made.”
That being said, Gilligan does open the door in the future to revisit Breaking Bad ‘years from now.’ He just says that he has to prove that he isn’t just a ‘one-trick-pony’.
It’s impressive enough that Better Call Saul was able to match (some might even say exceed) Breaking Bad, but I guess a third spinoff would be pushing the luck of Gilligan. I have no doubt that his next show is going to be impressive as well, but we’ll just have to wait and see if it’s going to be a hit.
Catch Better Call Saul now on AMC.