Bob Odenkirk has been discussing his upcoming Breaking Bad spin off, Better Call Saul, noting that it will be dark rather than funny.
Odenkirk took part in an interview with Salon.com, alongside his fellow Mr Show creator, David Cross, promoting their new book, when he was asked whether Better Call Saul will be filled with humour like the sketch show, or will be dark like Breaking Bad’s final seasons.
Odenkirk noted, “Vince Gilligan and the writers will make the ultimate decision, but Vince has told me, the last time he talked to me he said that it will slightly dark than it is funny. That’s an interesting balance to strike. And I’m excited.”
Currently there is little to no information available regarding the upcoming AMC drama.
Odenkirk did reveal that a few details about Goodman’s back story, which hinted that the show would be set in Chicago rather than New Mexico, the location for Breaking Bad.
The comedian commented, “When I think about who Saul is, I think he grew up in Chicago — might be the South Side. Or it could be Downers Grove or all the way in Cicero… I know Downers and Cicero are very different places. I don’t know if the spinoff needs to be set there but I would do that. He has to go back there to visit his dad who’s in prison. That’s all my idea, by the way, not Vince’s.”
Now as Better Call Saul is set before Breaking Bad that would indicate that Goodman will be busy solving crimes in the windy city rather than Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Last month, Lavell Crawford, who plays Huell, Saul Goodman’s henchman in the beloved series, noted that he doesn’t know anything about the spinoff.
He told Rolling Stone, “I heard about it on Twitter, but Vince [Gilligan] didn’t say nothing to me, so I don’t know. It would be fun, but I haven’t talked to anybody about that. I’m not even keeping a secret – that’s the truth… If they wanna do it, I’m game. I’d love to see what his mind would come up with. A sleazy Matlock, shaking down congressmen or something? That would be hilarious.”