Breaking Bad actor Bob Odenkirk said he hasn’t been told very much about a possible spinoff for his lawyer character Saul Goodman.
Series creator Vince Gilligan said he and writer Peter Gould were working on pitching the spinoff to AMC last month.
“All my writers are wonderful writers. And they’re all ready to run their own shows,” he said. “In this particular case, since Peter 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.”
He also said that, while the spinoff wasn’t official just yet, but he and his team were “full speed ahead” on getting it going.
But as far Odenkirk’s involvement in the spinoff’s development, he said he doesn’t know much more than fans.
“I’m left out of that progress, or whatever’s happening there. I only hear rumors, just like you,” Odenkirk told Rolling Stone. “I take Vince seriously; I don’t think Vince starts rumors for any reason.”
The 50-year-old added, “In other words, if he’s talked about doing a spinoff, then I believe him and he’s serious about it. But that’s all I got, really. That’s all I know. I certainly don’t think I’m owed a single g******ed thing. “
Sean T. Collins said a Saul spinoff seemed more likely after the last few episodes of Breaking Bad, and Odenkirk agreed.
“You need to see that other side, that other dimension, to believe that you can do a whole series with this character,” he said. “If all it was is Saul being a sleazeball, there’s not much show there. But if he’s a person, and he has some depth to him, and his reactions are not cookie-cutter or obvious depending on the situation he’s in, then he’s worth watching.”