Breaking Bad Saul Goodman Spinoff Series Announced
Having been in the works for months, it is now confirmed that the Breaking Bad Saul Goodman TV series has finally been green lit with a deal reached between the show's creator, Vince Gilligan, AMC and Sony Pictures TV.
Deadline has it that the working title for the new series is "Better Call Saul," with a one-hour prequel ordered that will focus on the evolution of the Goodman character before he ever became Walter White’s lawyer.
It's also stated a full series looks to be picked up depending on further negotiations with the Gilligan and the Studio. Apparently, Netflix is also interested in a Saul Goodman series, as they are said to be extremely happy with how Breaking Bad has been performing on their steaming service.
The character of Saul Goodman, played by Bob Odenkirk, first appeared in Breaking Bad Season 2 quickly becoming a fan-favorite. Basically Goodman is a sleazy lawyer who will bend the law depending on the amount of money.
As Deadline notes, Gilligan has been high on the idea for over a year.
“I would love to see a Saul Goodman spinoff,” Gilligan said in a previous interview. “I like the idea of a lawyer show in which the main lawyer will do anything it takes to stay out of a court of law. He’ll settle on the courthouse steps, whatever it takes to stay out of the courtroom. That would be fun — I would like that.”
Breaking Bad is down to its last three episodes starring Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul airing Sunday nights on AMC at 9pm ET.