The Breaking Bad Spin-Off To Be A Prequel/Sequel Hybrid

Saul Goodman

After the recent ending of Breaking Bad, television audiences were left with a hole in their viewing lives that seemed like it could never be filled again. There is however a glimmer of hope for fans of the programme, as one of the favourite characters from the series, Saul Goodman, is getting his own spin-off show.

Those who stayed with the series till the end, will know the fate of Saul and how he chose to carry on his life, so where do this all fit in with the new show. Bob Odenkirk, the actor behind the role, was recently interviewed by IGN about how it is all going to plan out. Below are some of his comments about what may be happening.

“Well, I’ve talked to Vince [Gilligan] and Peter [Gould], who are writing and creating the series, about this and I’ve said that a lot of people do want to see what happens to next to Saul. So, I don’t know what they’re going to do. I know they’ve talked about prequel, but they’ve also talked to me about sequel, and they’ve also talked to me about a mix of prequel and sequel.”

A mix of a prequel and a sequel could be an interesting way to take the show. I know fans are certainly interested to see how Saul became the character that he is in the show, and it will great to see how he develops as a character in his own series.

Saul was often seen at times as providing some of the more comedic elements to the darker times in Breaking Bad, but rest assured the spin-off isn’t going to be all laughs “It’s going to be 70% drama and 30% comedy.”

Don’t worry about this trying to be a carbon copy of Breaking Bad though, because even Odenkirk knows that they have to try something new with the show; “I told Peter and Vince, right away I said, ‘Look man, let us make this fresh for everyone.’ So that right away, in the first five minutes, every viewer goes, ‘Oh, this isn’t Breaking Bad, this is its own thing.’ And I think they feel the same exact way.” 

Whether any familiar faces will be cropping up has just to be decided, “There might be a cameo here or there, but I don’t know. We’re going to do a new show.”

The full interview can be found here

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