A BREAKING BAD SPIN OFF

A Breaking Bad Spin Off
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A BREAKING BAD SPIN OFF



Written by Robert Foster
12 Friday 12th April 2013

OMGOMGOMGOMG can it be true?! People usually seem to choose the weirdest characters for spin offs -Joey could have been The Chandler & Monica Show, a classic Honeymooners format sitcom, and The Cleveland Show should have been The Quagmire Show- but Saul Goodman is a great choice, there's obviously a rich vein of good times to be had with that character. 

From Deadline:

As AMC‘s Breaking Bad is heading into its final eight-episode run this summer, the network and series producer Sony TV are exploring keeping the franchise alive with a spinoff series centered on one of Breaking Bad‘s most recognizable supporting characters, Bob Odenkirk‘s unflappable criminal lawyer Saul Goodman. There are no deals in place yet as the project is in its nascent stages, but I hear it is being conceived by Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan and series writer-producer Peter Gould, who created the Saul character together for a Season 2 episode written by Gould. In the episode, titled “Better Call Saul“, Walt (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse (Aaron Paul) hire the flamboyant Goodman after Badger (Matt L. Jones) is caught by the DEA. Goodman, who has been a regular presence on the show since, is a sleazy but highly competent criminal lawyer with a penchant for over-the-top TV commercials in which he uses his signature tagline “Better Call Saul!” Saul has served as Breaking Bad‘s comic relief, which is not surprising given Odenkirk’s strong comedy background. As a result, I hear the potential spinoff is eyed as a comedy, which could be one-hour, but a half-hour format also is being explored.

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