It’s official…there WILL be a spin-off! More below….With three weeks to go before the series finale of Breaking Bad, AMC has signed up for a Breaking Bad spinoff.
Better Call Saul, in discussions for months, will be a one-hour “prequel” to the acclaimed drama that will “focus on the evolution of the popular Saul Goodman character before he ever became Walter White’s lawyer,” the network said in a joint statement with Sony Pictures Television. The show’s title is the cheesy attorney’s ad slogan.
In lengthy discussions with creator Vince Gilligan, AMC spent time searching for the right tone for the new show, president Charlie Collier has said, while Sony privately mulled plans to shop it elsewhere if AMC had passed.
No word on when the show will hit the air, though it’s not likely before the second half of next year.