A “Breaking Bad” spinoff is in the works and it will center on the very crooked and unethical attorney from “Breaking Bad,” Saul Goodman. The series titled, “Better Call Saul” was not the easiest to bring to the table, according to the Hartford Courant on Sept. 11. Both AMC and Sony Pictures had differences of opinion that dragged the negotiations on a little longer than anyone would have liked. They have finally come to a licensing agreement.
The program will hail from Sony and air on AMC. The two entities could not come to an agreement on a time frame. Their opinions differed on the length of time to wait for airing "Better Call Saul," once "Breaking Bad" ends. Apparently they've now come to an agreement on the appropriate length of time, but that wasn't made public knowledge.
Bob Odenkirk, who plays Saul on "Breaking Bad," is an attorney for the most unscrupulous endeavors. Whether the dregs of society need money laundering, help finding a hit man or just about anything else a criminal could need, Saul their man. This new spinoff should introduce all types of characters from the criminal element, unless Saul is turning over a new leaf, but that's highly unlikely.
In case AMC had decided to pass on the deal, Netflix was eagerly waiting in the wings to snap up the new spinoff. “Breaking Bad” reruns are a big hit on Netflix, so why wouldn’t they want their very own spinoff of one of pop culture's favorite shows? Unfortunately for Netflix, AMC did take the spinoff.
Vince Gilligan, the creator of “Breaking Bad” will be involved in the creative process of “Better Call Saul.”
AMC’s “Breaking Bad” airs the show’s final episode on Sept. 29, but it is not known how long fans of the show will have to wait to see Saul Goodman in action.