Will the 'Breaking Bad' Spin-Off Be a Prequel or a Sequel?


Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman in Breaking Bad

Now that 'Breaking Bad' has reached its epic conclusion, fans (myself included) are looking for any excuse to still keep the show front and center in our minds. Whether it's watching hilarious 'Bad' skits, dressing as the characters for Halloween (or, you know, for just a normal week day), stalking Aaron Paul's Instagram...or learning as much intel as possible on the show's highly anticipated spin-off series. Well, we can help you out with the latter.

As most of you know, 'Better Call Saul' was originally intended to be a prequel to the AMC hit, long before any of Walter White's meth-making antics. However, Bob Odenkirk has since shed some light on the matter in a recent interview with IGN and revealed that the spin-off could be a prequel, a possible sequel, or even a mix of the two.

The 'Breaking Bad' finale managed to tie up many loose ends for several of its characters, except for Odenkirk's hilarious Saul Goodman. He'd planned on heading off to Nebraska to start a new life — but did ole Saul actually follow through with it? His fate was left completely up in the air. But like so many other things about 'Breaking Bad,' this was most likely done for a reason. And now we know why.

"I've talked to Vince [Gilligan] and Peter [Gould], who are writing and creating the series, about this and I've said that a lot of people do want to see what happens to next to Saul," Odenkirk tells IGN. "So, I don't know what they're going to do. I know they've talked about prequel, but they've also talked to me about sequel, and they've also talked to me about a mix of prequel and sequel."

As of now, the writers are supposed to start on the show in two or three weeks, so hopefully Gilligan and his team will be able to nail down a decision by then. But if Odenkirk has his way, there won't be many cameos in the project, unfortunately. (What about Huell?!)

"I told Peter and Vince, right away I said, 'Look man, let us make this fresh for everyone.' So that right away, in the first five minutes, every viewer goes, 'Oh, this isn't 'Breaking Bad,' this is its own thing,'" the actor says. "And I think they feel the same exact way. There might be a cameo here or there, but I don't know. We're going to do a new show."

So what do you think, readers? Would you rather see 'Better Call Saul' get turned into a prequel, sequel, or some sort of combination of the two? Sound off in the comments below and let us know your thoughts!

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Written by: Kelly_Schremph
Nov 6th, 2013, 11:51 am

Images courtesy of AMC


Message Posted On Nov 7th, 2013, 4:53 pm
sequel would be better

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Message Posted On Nov 7th, 2013, 9:39 am

Yeah, mixing it up give the writers the best panoramic playground to work on. This is one show I'm really looking forward to.


Message Posted On Nov 7th, 2013, 12:08 am
"Better Call Saul" or "How I Met Your Hiesenberg" It all started in 1989, I was fresh out of law school....

Message Posted On Nov 6th, 2013, 1:36 pm
I want Mike to be there. At least some of the action has to take place in a prior time for that to happen.

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Message Posted On Nov 6th, 2013, 12:35 pm

Why not both?

*insert Mexican child and tacos*

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