The proposed Breaking Bad spin-off is apparently still moving forward.
Early reports suggested that series creator Vince Gilligan was attempting to get a spin-off show up and running at AMC. The story would be centered around criminal attorney and fan favorite Saul Goodman. Former Mr. Show cast member Bob Odenkirk portrays the character on Breaking Bad.
During his conversation with The Wrap, Vince Gilligan discussed the possibility of a spin-off series. Although nothing about the project has been set in stone, the showrunner currently believes the show is moving in the right direction.
Vince Gilligan told the website:
All my writers are wonderful writers. And they’re all ready to run their own shows. In this particular case, since Peter [Gould] 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 stressed that the Breaking Bad spin-off isn’t a done deal just yet. A number of pieces still have to come together for the project to work. However, he seemed positive about the show’s prospects down the road.
“And hopefully we’ll get it up and running, and then Peter will run it. I’d love to see that happen. It’s not a done deal yet, but it’s definitely something we’re full speed ahead on trying to get going,” he added.
According to Screen Crush, Vince Gilligan isn’t sure if the Saul Goodman series will be a prequel or a sequel. Whichever direction the show ends up going, the showrunner believes it will be infused with a fair amount of dark humor.
“As you can imagine with Saul Goodman as a character, a show like that would have to have plenty of humor to it. But also because he works for some pretty scary clientele sometimes, there’d be a bit of drama in it as well. We’re trying to nail that down,” Gilligan said.
The final eight episodes of Breaking Bad will begin airing on August 11. What do you think about the proposed Saul Goodman spin-off?