AMC has reached a licensing agreement with Sony Pictures Television for the new “Breaking Bad” series spin-off centering on Saul Goodman according to a report from Deadline.com. The show will be titled ‘Better Call Saul’.
In a joint statement the studio and the network say:
“As conceived, the new series is based on the show’s popular Saul Goodman character with the working title ‘Better Call Saul’,”
The show is set as a “prequel that will focus on the evolution of the popular Saul Goodman character before he ever became Walter White’s lawyer.”
Creator of the character, “Breaking Bad” writer Peter Gould, will executive produce the new show. Bob Odenkirk who portrays Goodman, will likely reprise his role.
Vince Gilligan, creator of the highly acclaimed television series “Breaking Bad” has been very keen on the idea for over a year.
“I would love to see a Saul Goodman spinoff,”
He said in a July 2012 interview.
“I like the idea of a lawyer show in which the main lawyer will do anything it takes to stay out of a court of law. He’ll settle on the courthouse steps, whatever it takes to stay out of the courtroom. That would be fun — I would like that.”
Netflix was reportedly in the mix to pick up the series if talks with AMC was not successful.
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