Breaking Bad Creator Says Saul Goodman Spinoff is Moving "Full Speed Ahead"
With Walter White’s saga coming to a close, show creator Vince Gilligan and writer Peter Gould are working hard on their potential Breaking Bad spinoff centered around Bob Odenkirk’s criminal attorney Saul Goodman.
According to TheWrap, the spinoff’s details are currently still pretty fuzzy, with no word on whether the show would be a prequel or a sequel. “You never know, when the dust settles at the end of our final eight episodes, where everybody’s gonna be and who’s gonna be left standing,” Gilligan said, noting that Goodman could be offed before the series’ end.
“All my writers are wonderful writers. And they’re all ready to run their own shows. In this particular case, since Peter created the character, it felt more than right to be working with him on this, and we are plugging away coming up with a pitch and a take on it for the network and studio and hopefully everyone will agree that there’s a really fun show to be had here,” Gilligan said. “And hopefully we’ll get it up and running, and then Peter will run it. I’d love to see that happen.”
He added, “It’s not a done deal yet, but it’s definitely something we’re full speed ahead on trying to get going.”
However, the offshoot isn’t a sure thing just yet. Gilligan and Gould still have yet to pitch it to Sony, but Gilligan said that it was his only post-BrBa project at the moment.
Gilligan also revealed that the spinoff could be either half an hour or an hour-long show, depending on which direction he and Gould decide to take it.
The final episodes of Breaking Bad will air on AMC beginning Aug. 11.
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