Breaking Bad Prequel Spin-Off Better Call Saul Ordered to Series at AMC

Breaking Bad Prequel Spin-Off Better Call SaulWant to keep a fan-favorite character going after the show on which he appeared comes to a close?

Better Call Saul!

On Wednesday, AMC and Sony Pictures Television — the parties behind Breaking Bad — reached an agreement to create a BB prequel centering on Walter White’s shady lawyer Saul Goodman.

The project, which has been rumored for months,  will bypass the traditional pilot process and go straight to series.

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The network announced that the one-hour spin-off  “will focus on the evolution” of the morally-challenged counselor before he became Heisenberg’s defender.

How soon before? That’s a good question. Bob Odenkirk plays Saul in Bad, which will have its series finale on Sept. 29; AMC has not said whether the actor will inhabit the role in the prequel, which has the possibility of depicting Goodman at a much younger age.

Will you watch the Saul-centered series? Sound off in the comments! 

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44 Comments
  1. This is better news than winning a trip to Belize!

  2. MissVCI says:

    Prequel, hmm? Is that foreshadowing he will die on Breaking Bad.

  3. Lisa says:

    Yes, bitches!!!

  4. Rob says:

    I actually like a prequel better than a continuation because it allows for them to be able to kill Saul now. Also it means that this show has a fixed ending. It has to be before Walter came into his life. So wherever they begin, they know it has to end at a certain point. Well done.

  5. DavidSask says:

    Am I the only one who is not a fan of character and thinks better shows could be produced at AMC than this?

    • Ty says:

      Only one, yes. You stand alone against every living human being that has ever lived on this earth, past, present, and future. Representing a taste so foreign that only those aliens from independence day could relate, and we know what THEIR attitude was. Never, EVER, take on a job as a tv executive, I fear for the souls of mankind if your preferences are allowed to be enacted on the population at large.

    • Mike J. says:

      No, you’re not. But they have to at least try to extend the life of Breaking Bad. Maybe they can parlay it into something worthwhile, but I doubt it.

  6. Joel says:

    Is Vince Gilligan attached?

    • TV Gord says:

      Yes, he will be working on it with the writer of the original “Better Call Saul” (episode) writer from Odenkirk’s first appearance in season two.

  7. Ryan says:

    I can’t imagine anyone else filling the role than Bob Odenkirk and I would have a hard time watching it without him.

  8. MDS says:

    A Saul spin-off without Bob Odenkirk would be idiotic

  9. lisa says:

    Is it a drama or dark comedy?

  10. god says:

    one hour??!! hmm im not sure how i feel about it, it would work as a dark humor 30 min comedy but 1 hour comedy-drama about saul? idk

  11. Sara says:

    YES! But they better call Bob for it, what’s the point if they cast someone else?

  12. Waage says:

    No Odenkirk, no dice.

  13. nguber says:

    Reblogged this on iwatch2much and commented:
    I am so excited about this. First of all Saul is a great character. Second, since it will be a prequel this means that we will see all the clients that Gus deals with including Gustavo Fring played by the wonderfully talented and handsome Giancarlo Esposito. Good job AMC.

  14. MyHeadIsAlreadyHurting says:

    No one going to sit through 45 minutes of Saul each week. 10 minutes, maybe.

  15. Trista says:

    Really, AMC? You’re not going to renew The Killing, but go with Better Call Saul? Poor, poor choice.

  16. Trenton says:

    He actually just moved to New Mexico…if you all remember. He was run out of Boston like a couple of years b4 the start of Breaking Bad. Also it would be dumb to not have Odenkirk…he was the one that made a bit character in to a series gem. Even if they kill him off he should be in the pilot.

  17. bobbie says:

    Yay! I really like Saul. I hope they keep the same actor.

  18. ryaneco says:

    I don’t think I care too much for this.
    I think Saul is fine in small doses but will just become moronic when he is the main focus.

  19. Joey says:

    A prequel series would be good. I hope Bob will reprise his role on the show. It wouldn’t work with a younger actor playing the role.

  20. Laura says:

    Personally, I’m not interested if Saul is played by anyone other than Bob Odenkirk. HE IS SAUL, that character wouldn’t work with anyone else, am I right?!

  21. If Better Call Saul is a prequel, does that make it also a sidequel that can take place at the same time as episodes of Breaking Bad that happened BEFORE Saul was introduced in the show?

  22. Brett says:

    If this really ends up being a prequel, as someone else here already already mentioned, then we may very well see more of Mike! This. Is. Epic.

  23. tami says:

    I don’t know how well it will go over without the original Saul actor playing him. I don’t do well with new character transition…lol

    • brettboylen says:

      Uh, where was it stated that the original actor wouldn’t be playing him?

      • Read the damned article.

        • Tami says:

          I DID! I read a few different articles on this and it said that the guy that originally played Saul may not be playing him because this story is supposed to be based off his younger years before Heisenberg etc. Which they may possibly be getting another actor to portray Saul in that day and time. So why don’t YOU read the article(s)!! Stop being so rude to people you don’t know just because you are on the internet does not entitle you to be a jerk to people…maybe you should do some more reading before jumping down someone’s throat…

          • Thanks for writing this nice paragraph for my four word sentence. But please don’t ask me to be more patient with people who are asking questions on an article they clearly didn’t bother to read. Welcome to the internet.
            .
            PS: In case you thought I was talking to you, Tami, I wasn’t.

          • Tami says:

            It notified me that you replied to my comment which is why I said what I said and I most definitely give paragraphs if it calls for that type of response to what you typed. There was no one word sentence to put to that. Sorry. I am over it and it’s all good.

  24. Jo Jo Gunn says:

    HELLO KITTY,….REALLY ? Of course I’ll watch,……BITCH !

  25. mark says:

    I know he dead but they should do a spinoff bout mike he wad the sh*T NO QUESTION ASKED ….

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