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AMC Confirms This Won't Be The Last We'll See From The 'Breaking Bad' Universe

By Joanna Robinson | Trade News | September 11, 2013 | Comments ()


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Though the rumors have been floating around for more than a year, AMC finally confirmed that the Saul Goodman spin-off series Better Call Saul is a go. Don’t worry, spoiler sticklers, this show is a pre-quel so there’s still no telling if Albuquerque’s slickest legal mind will make it out of then next three episodes alice. According to Deadline:

Conceived by Breaking Bad creator Gilligan and series writer-producer Peter Gould, who created the Saul character together for a Season 2 episode written by Gould, the spinoff will be be a one-hour prequel that will focus on the evolution of the Goodman character before he ever became Walter White’s lawyer, AMC said.

Bob Odenkirk’s performance has been an absolute bright spot of the series and I eagerly anticipated something a little lighter from the Breaking Bad creative minds. On a recent episode of the Breaking Bad Insider podcast, the casting director Sharon Bialy said her background is in comedy and that’s why so many great comedians have found their way on to one of TV’s darker shows. Does this mean we’ll see more from Huell and Kuby?

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And maybe even this guy? One can hope.
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(via Deadline)



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  • JQ

    "...there’s still no telling if Albuquerque’s slickest legal mind will make it out of then next three episodes alice." Hey, no Luther spoliers!

  • ellcoolj

    If it's a prequel will he have to war a hairpiece?

    "spinoff will be be a one-hour prequel" does that mean it will only be a one-shot for one hour show? Or that each episode will be one hour?

    I started to listed to the ones who Knock at Dustin's suggestion... What I heard I liked...

    What's Saul with out Huell and Kuby?
    I agree that although it would be great to see Mike again, he was Gus's man, not Sauls...
    I want to see the seedy (and funny) clients he digs up and gets off

  • John W

    As long as Huell's happy I'm happy.

  • L.O.V.E.

    Since this will be a prequel of sorts are we going to start using the term "call forwards" whenever we see something that was shown in BrBa?

  • selucius

    Erhmantrout worked for Gus, so I doubt we'd see him in a Saul Goodman spin-off.

  • King Push

    but he also worked as Saul's PI and was referenced as such in a few season 2 episodes. Maybe he'll show up in a cameo.

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    My suspicion-- They are only saying prequel right now to avoid accusations of spoiling. I bet, once the finale's done, they come back with, "Just kidding, it's totally a sequel!"

    Mainly because I don't know how you do Saul in the BB universe without interfacing pretty directly with Gus and Mike and so on.

  • I suspect this as well. I hope that is the case, though I would love to see more of Mike the Cleaner.

  • L.O.V.E.

    I see him interacting with plenty of degenerates, so I have high hopes for seeing Badger and Skinny Pete.

  • Ryan Ambrose

    Now Dr. Hannibal Lecter won't be the man with the most fashionable suits in television, that honor now goes to 70's themed Saul Goodman.

  • emmalita

    A Dr. Lechter/Saul Goodman fashion walk-off. That's some fertile ground for fan-fic.

  • jon29

    I like to imagine that Saul will be the only major to walk away from the Breaking Bad finale, cockroach-after-an-atom-bomb style.

  • Possibly. I kind of thought Lydia would be the cockroach.

  • ed newman

    Bob Odenkirk’s performance has been an absolute bright spot of the series

    This series has so many bright spots it may qualify as its own galaxy.

  • JoannaRobinson

    Fair.

  • TCH

    Isn't Breaking Bad written as a dark comedy?

  • southworth

    Well yes but everyone involved is saying this spin-off is meant to have a slightly lighter tone. Not that it can't be dark, but so many of these characters are defined by their interaction with and around Walter and his shenanigans, it'd be strange to see them out of that context.

  • TCH

    I agree to me Breaking Bad started out with a strong comical tone. From there it became darker.

  • southworth

    This is great news, but I think they should avoid major references to BB, personally, so I would hope Mike and Gus don't show up. If they could find a way to let him keep Huell and Kuby around, I would actually prefer if they even moved him to another setting. Maybe he operated in a different city before moving to Albuquerque. Anything to help separate this show from the heavy tone of BB.

  • Saul Goodman is going to become the new Det. Munch and show up on about fifteen different shows in the next ten years.

  • Yocean

    Does this mean we we are seeing Gus again?

  • feelsgoodman

    I believe Saul didn't know or have contact with Gus was before Breaking Bad, he just knew he existed. If Mike is brought back there might be some Gus moments, however if no Mike then definitely no Gus.

  • lowercase_ryan

    Nope, still not forgiving them for killing The Killing. F you AMC. F you in the B.

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