Both a Breaking Bad sequel and prequel might be possible if Better Call Saul lead actor Bob Odenkirk has his way on TV, and not just in the courtroom.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the Breaking Bad finale was called the “best ending” possible, although several alternative endings were revealed.
The funny thing is that the actual Breaking Bad sequel was canceled before the finale was ever released to the public. And, so far, there hasn’t been much mention of reviving the idea for these webisodes regardless of how many people might be demanding them.
But then Odenkirk revealed that Better Call Saul may be a hybrid series instead of a mere Breaking Bad prequel:
“I’ve talked to Vince (Gilligan) and Peter (Gould), who are writing and creating the series, about this and I’ve said that a lot of people do want to see what happens to next to Saul. So, I don’t know what they’re going to do. I know they’ve talked about prequel, but they’ve also talked to me about sequel, and they’ve also talked to me about a mix of prequel and sequel.”
So far, the idea would be to show the life of criminal lawyer Saul Goodman before the events of the Breaking Bad finale; and he’s already teased that we’ll see potential appearances of Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul (as well as Mike and Huell), who happen to live in Albuquerque so it makes sense they’d be wondering around town. It hasn’t been announced yet whether they’ll be engaged in the story surrounding Better Call Saul or if they’ll simply be cameo appearances. But last time we saw Saul, he was heading toward Nebraska, and Odenkirk wants to see what comes next:
“I’ll tell you, and I’ve told the guys, I want to see both. I’d like to see what happens before and what happens after. I don’t know what they’ll do with that … but that’s what I’d like to see.”
Bob Odenkirk also says he has no interest in writing or directing the Breaking Bad sequel despite having experience doing both. He say he enjoys his job as an actor when he doesn’t have to worry about another role on the set, saying that directors are always concerned with production requirements and challenges that bog them down all day long.