AMC and Sony Pictures have confirmed that they are going ahead with a Breaking Bad spin off.
So fear not Breaking Bad fans, despite the show coming to a end very shortly we will be able to find some solace in the Saul Goodman spin off. The show called 'Better Call Saul' will focus on the dodgy laywer, Saul Goodman, who has very much been the comic relief in the show. The show is said to focus on Saul, played by Bob Odenkirk, before he met Walter White. So we guess this rules out any chance of Walter or Jesse appearing in the show.
They have not given away too much yet but last week Peter Gould, who is the brains behind the character of Saul, said he and Vince Gilligan were working on the show and looking forward to getting it on our screens. 'We're using the kind of storytelling that we did on Breaking Bad but in a really new way,' he says, 'When people think of a Saul Goodman spin-off, they tend to think in terms of a laugh-a-minute comedy, and we're going for something that has a very very unique tone. To play with a main character who has the unique morality that Saul Goodman does is going to be in its own way as much of an experiment as Breaking Bad was.
So why did they decide to focus on Saul Goodman for spin off? 'He's not a character I've seen before,' says Gould. 'So much of Breaking Bad is about playing out ideas of morality and how you live in the world, and this is a guy who has a philosophy which is internally consistent but is also kind of strange. In addition to the fact that he always amuses us and we’re always ready to see more, the guy is a problem solver.'
Odenkirk is also said to be delighted to be starring in the spin off and considers himself extremely lucky. 'It’s kind of like somebody asking you, 'Would you like me to give you a winning lottery ticket?Well, yeah! I mean, we both know it’s a winner, right? Sure, I'll take that!’ … [Playing Saul has] been the greatest fun challenge of my life and I want to do that again. I’ll be thrilled if I get to do it.' Here's hoping it isn't all just a bad idea.
Breaking Bad is available to watch on Netflix now, with the next episode to be available from Monday.