"Better call Saul!" To those of you who thought your 'Breaking Bad' days were numbered -- think again! AMC has officially decided to greenlight the show's much-talked-about spin-off series, centering around one of the show's most beloved characters (other than Jesse Pinkman, of course): the hilariously shady lawyer, Saul Goodman, played by Bob Odenkirk.
The network and studio (Sony Pictures Television) announced earlier today that they have reached a licensing agreement for the show and it's expected to receive a series order from AMC very shortly. Series creator/executive producer Vince Gilligan has been developing the spin-off concept with coexecutive producer Peter Gould.
So what exactly can fans expect? The show's premise will serve as a one-hour prequel to 'Breaking Bad' and chronicle the exploits of the show’s charmingly corrupted lawyer BEFORE he ever crossed paths with meth-making kingpin, Heisenberg Walter White (played by Bryan Cranston).
This could potentially serve as both good and bad news for 'Breaking Bad' fans. While none of us want to see what is arguably one of the best shows on television come to an end, we also don't want anything to tarnish its memory, especially due to a disappointing spin-off. Saul is awesome -- but can he carry a series by himself? We're hoping for the best, but only time will tell.
How do you feel about the new spin-off? Do you think it has what it takes to rival the original?
The 'Breaking Bad' series finale will air Sunday, Sept. 29 at 9/8c on AMC.