The 'Breaking Bad' Spin-Off 'Better Call Saul' Might Be A Courtroom Slapstick
We already know that Better Call Saul, the Bob Odenkirk-centric Breaking Bad spin-off, is going to be lighter in tone than its predecessor. Odenkirk, of course, was first known for his comedy so we can have little doubt as to his ability to pull something like this off. Recently, however, showrunner Peter Gould said that he’s been preparing for the show by doing research in courtrooms. That’s exciting! We’ve hardly seen Saul do any actual lawyering! Here’s Gould’s vague but positive pitch:
There’s no [premiere] date that’s definite, but we’re working on it. I’m very excited to work with Bob and with Vince and some of the other people we’re putting together on the team. I think we’re going to have something that’s pretty unique. I don’t think it’s going to be exactly what people are expecting, let’s put it that way.
We certainly feel a great responsibility to the fans, but all we can do is proceed as we have been and try to make the best show we can. I’m very excited about it. Frankly, I can’t say very much at this point, but I think it’s going to be pretty unique.
He says pretty unique twice and that makes me a little nervous. Is this going to be surreal unique? How unique? David E. Kelly unique? CGI DANCING BABY UNIQUE? Well you can’t and shouldn’t qualify unique, so we’ll just tuck away our fears and focus on what really matters. There’s gotta be plenty of this. Right?
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