We’re not into spreading rumors, but this was too exciting to pass up. It seems the brass at AMC are seriously thinking about spinning off its incredibly popular series Breaking Bad, starring Bryan Cranston, into another show, centered around sketch comedy god Bob Odenkirk. If you watch the drug-themed drama, you know that Odenkirk portrays one of the show’s greatest characters, Saul Goodman, an over-the-top criminal lawyer who operates out of a strip mall.
“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,” reports Deadline, adding the show, if made, would be a comedy and could possibly run one-hour, though a 30-minute version is also being considered.
This would be an amazing opportunity for comedian Bill Burr as well, who has played Kuby on Breaking Bad for the last two seasons. The final eight episodes of the Emmy-winning show – now in its fifth and final season – will start rolling out this summer.