‘Breaking Bad’ Spinoff ‘Better Call Saul’ a Go at AMC

Better Call Saul Breaking Bad Spinoff

Netflix interest in prequel project complicated talks between AMC, Sony Pictures TV

With the series finale on the horizon, “Breaking Bad” fans have something new to look forward to.

AMC announced in a joint statement with Sony Pictures TV on Wednesday that they are moving forward with “Breaking Bad” spinoffBetter Call Saul.” The network and studio have so far reached a licensing agreement for the hourlong drama.

New series will serve as a prequel to “Breaking Bad” and center on Saul Goodman, the attorney that eventually becomes Walter White’s lawyer. Bob Odenkirk, who plays Goodman on the parent series, will star in the spinoff, with “Breaking Bad” vet Peter Gould spearheading the project.

Program will hail from Sony Pictures TV, the studio behind “Breaking Bad,” and Vince Gilligan will remain involved in the creative process of the spinoff.

The path to striking the “Better Call Saul” deal was rocky for Sony Pictures TV and AMC. Sony TV had leverage with Netflix waiting just off stage ready to pounce on the Goodman spinoff if AMC passed, as “Breaking Bad” reruns are said to be a big draw for the Netcaster.

But AMC and Sony had differences of opinion on the time frame of AMC’s negotiating window, among other conflicts that added to the tension and dragged out the negotiations. Those close to the project were frustrated at the fact that both camps were eager to get a deal done yet fought so strenuously over the smallest details.

The series finale of “Breaking Bad” will air Sept. 29 on AMC.

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  1. pleezzzz says:

    Better call Saul great can wait great storyand vince g. Involved omg.

  2. Danielle says:

    no. this doesn’t sound like a great idea. i think breaking bad should be left at that.

  3. Charles Dale says:

    Republicou isso em 7 Art News Magazinee comentado:
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  4. Ben Dere says:

    What does this have to do with Jay Penske?

  5. Excellent…Can t wait…Love SAul!

  6. I Love Sauls character!!! Hopefully all the same writers will be on board! I think its great and another reason to have Netflix!!!!!!

  7. mxxz says:

    Bah, prequel? So we’ll go through the series with an invincible protagonist. One of the best things about Breaking Bad is how it raises the stakes for characters who can and do die at any time. Even Walt has death looming over him the whole time. Unless the series eventually catches up with and surpasses the timeframe of Breaking Bad, how bad can Saul’s consequences ever be?

  8. O says:

    Love Saul but I don’t understand what this show would be. What’s the log line of the series?

  9. MoAddams says:

    A prequel? Odenkirk and Gilligan could broadcast from the grave, and I’d watch.

  10. kat says:

    Will it be filmed in ‘Burque?

  11. FLOP DETECTOR says:

    BETTER CALL FLOP

  12. 👄 says:

    Anything that keeps Odenkirk on TV is a-ok by me

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