It’s well know by now that a spin-off series to the enormously popular Breaking Bad is on its way. Better Call Saul will see everyone’s favourite criminal lawyer doing what he does best. At first though it was expected to be a prequel, now we’re getting word that the series could be set before, during and after the events of Breaking Bad.
Series one is already filming in Albuquerque, and AMC are so confident in its success that they’ve signed off on a second series. We’ll watch as Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) uses his vast knowledge of the legal system to help those dumb enough to get in trouble with the law. Possibly even seeing some familiar faces.
Peter Gould, co-creator and executive producer on Better Call Saul spoke to New York Daily News and in the interview said “One of the great things about having a timeline which is flexible is that perhaps some of it take hand before Breaking Bad, during Breaking Bad, and after Breaking Bad. That gives us the ability to bring back character that were killed on the show.”
The possibility to rely on characters from Breaking Bad to attract viewers is probably very high. But everyone involved in Better Call Saul wants the show to stand up on its own two feet. To be able to be its own show whilst still pleasing the fans. “We want to make a show that stands on its own, is its own story and is a brand extension. We think we have a story that is worth making. We could never dream of the kind of success that Breaking Bad had and the love we got from the fans. But with Saul at a certain point you have to the best job you can and tell the best story that entertains you, get a good response and hope people like it.”
Season one of Better Call Saul will arrive at some point in 2015, with season two in 2016. As well as Bob Odenkirk returning to play Saul, we’ll see Jonathan Banks return as Mike Ehrmantraut.
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