'Better Call Saul': Details Emerge About 'Breaking Bad' Spin-Off


Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman in Breaking Bad


Is there ever such a thing as too much 'Breaking Bad'? Absolutely not! Then why does information surrounding the AMC's upcoming spin-off series, 'Better Call Saul,' seem so hard to come by? Probably because part of the reason we love this show (or, at least, its predecessor) so much is due to the fact that it always managed to keep us on our toes. Well, this Saul-centric series seems to be sticking with that exact same theme.

Thus far, very little is known about what Saul Goodman (played by Bob Odenkirk) will actually be up to throughout the spin-off. In fact, it's not even clear whether the series will serve as a prequel or a sequel to 'Breaking Bad.' However, a few juicy tidbits have finally been revealed, which should give fans at least some semblance of an idea of what to expect from our favorite criminal lawyer.

In a recent interview with Yahoo TV, writer/producer Peter Gould hinted that Saul will be spending a fair amount of time inside a courtroom, so fans can see some of those top-notch lawyer skills in action. "I've been hanging around in courtrooms lately, and it's not as broad as I thought originally," Gould remarked. "He dresses in a ridiculous way, he's got billboards, he's got ridiculous ads, but he is a shrewd customer."

Gould continues, "If you listen, most of his advice to Walt over the years in the show was really good advice. If Walt had listened to Saul a little bit more, I think the show would have gone very differently and probably would not have been as exciting."

So why was Gould hanging out near courtrooms in the first place? Perhaps to do a little research? (We highly doubt it's because he has jury duty.) "Yeah, there's a little bit of that. A little bit of research," Gould teased, though he wouldn't go into specifics.

Gould also noted why exactly they chose to focus on Saul instead of any of the other characters: "I think we started realizing that this was a character, and Bob was certainly a guy, who could carry a TV show." We can't help but agree! And if Bryan Cranston or Aaron Paul decide to drop in for an unexpected visit (or two), then so be it. They won't be hearing any complaints from this direction!

Are you starting to get more and more excited about this 'Breaking Bad' spin-off? Would you like to see Saul battle it out in court? Sound off on your thoughts in the comments below!

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Written by: Kelly_Schremph
Dec 2nd, 2013, 7:37 am

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Message Posted On Dec 2nd, 2013, 5:46 pm

Can't wait!!


Message Posted On Dec 2nd, 2013, 1:29 pm
Not only on the run, Saul was broken and scared by the experience. In a prequel he will be on top of the world and confident. I don't think after what he went through Saul would ever be the same happy-go-lucky character.

Message Posted On Dec 2nd, 2013, 7:44 am
How can it be a SEQUEL? Saul was on the run. My bet is prequel running concurrent, explains how some of the BB crowd can be used, possibly into the on the run Saul.
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