“Breaking Bad” spin-off “Better Call Saul” has found a new home. Netflix has snatched the international rights after creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould pitched to AMC, which argued with Sony over money for longer than expected before deciding to move forward. The episodes will be made available on the Internet after it finishes its first season run on AMC. The show will be a prequel, telling the story of mall-based Saul Goodman in the years before he became Walter White’s attorney.
The deal was announced via a press release on December 16. Gilligan will direct the pilot, described as a “series being set in an office with a much lighter tone than Breaking Bad”. Bob Odenkirk is set to return as the unscrupulous lawyer Saul Goodman, and Jonathan Banks will reprise his role as Mike Ehrmantraut, Saul’s former private detective.
“Better Call Saul” is expected to debut between August and October of 2014. No timelines for the pilot has been confirmed.