The much discussed Breaking Bad spinoff featuring dirty lawyer Saul Goodman is now a go at AMC. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the show will be treated as a prequel to the action in Breaking Bad.
After several weeks of negotiations, the basic cable network has inked a licensing agreement with Sony for the series’ next iteration. “As conceived, the new series is based on the show’s popular Saul Goodman character with the working title Better Call Saul,” the studio and network confirmed in a joint statement, adding: “plans call for Saul to be a one-hour prequel that will focus on the evolution of the popular Saul Goodman character [played by Bob Odenkirk] before he ever became Walter White’s lawyer.”
It isn’t a surprise that AMC wants to go back to Breaking Bad with that show about to air its series finale. AMC needs a new hit, and this show has a built in fan base clamoring for more. It’s also a great moment for Bob Odenkirk who finally found a role he was made for in the scheming Saul. For too long Odenkirk was the least famous alumnus from The Ben Stiller Show. Now that title can be fought over between Janeane Garofalo and Andy Dick.