For the better part of the last year, rumors have swirled about a possible Breaking Bad spinoff– one that would star comedian Bob Odenkirk’s character Saul Goodman. And today, AMC announced it’s happening. Here’s what they had to say in their press release:
AMC and Sony Pictures Television confirmed today that they have reached a licensing agreement for a spinoff of Vince Gilligan’s landmark AMC/SPT series Breaking Bad. As conceived, the new series is based on the show’s popular Saul Goodman character with the working title Better Call Saul. Plans call for Saul to be a one-hour prequel that will focus on the evolution of the popular Saul Goodman character before he ever became Walter White’s lawyer.
The news comes at an excellent time for Odenkirk since he, along with David Cross and Brian Posehn — his co-horts on the long-defunct, but highly respected Mr. Show with Bob and David — is on a live tour and just released a new book Hollywood Said No!: Orphaned Film Scripts, Bastard Scenes, and Abandoned Darlings from the Creators of Mr. Show. Odenkirk and Cross will appear on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart tonight at 11 pm ET. Breaking Bad is currently in its fifth and final season. Four more episodes remain. To get a taste of Saul, check out the video below. Or, you can always visit bettercallsaul.com.