Vince Gilligan Teases 'Breaking Bad' Spin-Off


Vince Gilligan Teases 'Breaking Bad' Spin-Off


Suffering from 'Breaking Bad' withdrawal after the AMC series ended its run just a short time ago? Fret no more, as Vince Gilligan is once again teaming with AMC on a spin-off series 'Better Call Saul,' and in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter the creator teased what fans can expect from the upcoming series.

Based on the title, it's easy for fans to surmise that the new series will center on slimy ambulance chaser Saul Goodman, played by Bob Odenkirk on the parent series. Gilligan noted that it will function as a prequel to the 'Breaking Bad' series, and is aware that fans may miss the familiar faces of the predecessor. "There's obviously a danger inherent in doing a spinoff," Gilligan said. "But I just love the character of Saul Goodman so much, and part of me doesn't want to say no to this world."

While it was initially conceived of as a half-hour sitcom, Gilligan and co-creator Peter Gould eventually resolved to return to what they knew best. "We're both one-hour drama guys," he said. "So we figured, 'Why not shoot Saul in the same way?' Let's shoot it in Albuquerque, let's get as much of the crew back together as possible, and let's do it the way we did it before so that it will be of a piece with that pre-existing fictional universe that we had so much fun creating."

He continued, relating that the new series would see a shift away from the dark tone of 'Breaking Bad,' stating, "If 'Bad' was 75 percent dramatic and 25 percent comedic, 'Saul' will be the opposite."

Even though the series will be a prequel to Heisenberg's rise to power, Gilligan teased that familiar faces could pop up in small roles. "Personally, I'd have a hard time resisting putting all these guys in for a cameo or two every now and then," he said.

What would you like to see in the 'Breaking Bad' spin-off?

- Vince Gilligan
- Bob Odenkirk
- Better Call Saul
- Breaking Bad
- amc

Written by: kyleiam
Oct 17th, 2013, 6:40 am

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Message Posted On Oct 17th, 2013, 11:49 am

David Simon tried that and never got the audience he had with the Wire's universe.  Some creators just do best in a certain atmoshphere.  Maybe not their best work but their best numbers...


Message Posted On Oct 17th, 2013, 9:39 am
I'd like something completely new. Why taint a brilliant series? Just write another brilliant show.
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