Bob Odenkirk’s Saul Goodman ‘Breaking Bad’ Spinoff Is Moving “Full Speed Ahead”
Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan has said in the past that he likes the idea of doing a spinoff for Bob Odenkirk’s fan-favorite Saul Goodman character, and he’s only getting more serious-sounding about the idea being something that actually might happen. In an interview with The Wrap, he said that he and writer Peter Gould are already working on the idea:
All my writers are wonderful writers. And they’re all ready to run their own shows. In this particular case, since Peter created the character, it felt more than right to be working with him on this, and we are plugging away coming up with a pitch and a take on it for the network and studio and hopefully everyone will agree that there’s a really fun show to be had here. And hopefully we’ll get it up and running, and then Peter will run it. I’d love to see that happen. It’s not a done deal yet, but it’s definitely something we’re full speed ahead on trying to get going.
He also discusses whether or not it’ll be an hour or a half-hour:
There’s a way to do both versions of the show. There’s a way to make it a half-hour show and make it a little more — I don’t want to say sitcom-y, but a little more traditionally half-hour comedic. Or there’s a way to do it where it fits more snuggly in with the “Breaking Bad” universe, in which it’s an hour-long show. As you can imagine with Saul Goodman as a character, a show like that would have to have plenty of humor to it. But also because he works for some pretty scary clientele sometimes, there’d be a bit of drama in it as well. We’re trying to nail that down. As of yet, we haven’t completely figured that out ourselves.
Head on over to The Wrap for the rest of the chat, in which they discuss the possibilities of it being a prequel or a sequel and potential appearances by Giancarlo Esposito, who played Gus on Breaking Bad.