AMC cult dram series "Breaking Bad" will be wrapping-up soon, with only three more episodes left to air. The fate of Walter White (Bryan Cranston) is still unknown, but the fate of his lawyer Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) has been revealed. He is going to be the face of "Breaking Bad" spin-off, which has the working title "Better Call Saul."
Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) in "Breaking Bad" spin-off "Better Call Saul"
Sony Pictures Television and AMC have reached a licensing agreement. "Plans call for Saul to be a one-hour prequel that will focus on the evolution of the popular Saul Goodman character before he ever became Walter White's lawyer," according to a statement. The working title is inspired by Saul's "Better Call Saul" advertisement in "Breaking Bad." He is the lawyer to go to when the bad man lands in legal troubles.
Vince Gilligan, creator of "Breaking Bad," had told Entertainment Weekly in 2012 that Saul Goodman show "could have great legs."
"I love the idea of a lawyer who will do anything to avoid going to court. He's always going to settle on the courthouse steps."
At the time, he had warned that "No viewer should breathe a sigh of relief that Saul won't expire by the end of Breaking Bad." Now that the official announcement has been made, it is explicitly clear that Saul is not going to die in the finale of "Breaking Bad."
"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," Peter Gould, co-executive producer, said to Entertainment Weekly.
"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."
"Breaking Bad" episode 13 ended on a tense cliffhanger and there is a high possibility that Hank (Dean Norris) will die. "If you think you've seen darkness on Breaking Bad, you've truly seen nothing," Aaron Paul, who potrays the role of Jesse Pinkman, told Entertainment Weekly. "It's about to get messy."
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