Breaking Bad‘s Saul To Get Prequel Spinoff
The rumors have been swirling for months, and now AMC Is moving forward: the network has reached a licensing agreement with Sony (the studio that produced Breaking Bad) to create a one-hour series that focuses on Saul Goodman, the eager attorney who eventually helps run Walter White’s drug empire.
According to a statement, the series will focus on Goodman’s years before he meets White, and will be called (of course), Better Call Saul. Bob Odenkirk will presumably reprise his role, which is now an audience favorite due to his flamboyant suits, terrible hair, and Shakespearean ability for cowardice and self-preservation.
Writer-producer Peter Gould, who created the character, will take over as showrunner, but Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan will reportedly be involved as well.
Early reports indicate the new show will be more comic and not as dark as Breaking Bad.
Maybe this means the team can bring back Johnathan Banks as private investigator/enforcer Mike Ehrmantraut as Saul’s gruff-but-loveable sidekick. There can be canned laughter every time Mike says, “Saul, don’t make me hit you.”
What do you think? Will you tune in for Better Call Saul?