AMC and Sony Pictures Television confirmed today there will be a spinoff series from Vince Gilligan’s much-heralded “Breaking Bad.” The new series will be based on the Saul Goodman character played by Bob Odenkirk. The working title is “Better Call Saul.”
The final episode of “Breaking Bad” will air Sept. 29 on AMC.
Plans call for the new show to be a prequel that will focus on the evolution of the Goodman before he ever became Walter White’s (Bryan Cranston) lawyer.
Gilligan was pushing hard during the summer to get the spinoff off the ground.
“I’m not speaking for any company or professional entity when I say that I really hope it happens. You know it’s for powers bigger than me to figure out if can come to fruition. But I would very much like it to be the case. And, creatively, we’re working toward that,” says Gilligan at the TV Critics tour.
At the same time, Odenkirk confirms that he would jump at the chance to be in a spinoff.
“I’d do it because, if Vince wrote it, it’s going to be awesome. And other than that, the spinoff for me is just having been on this show. It’s everything good that’s already come from me being a part of this is all I would ever need,” Odenkirk says.