‘Breaking Bad’ Sequel Webisodes Canceled, But ‘Better Call Saul’ Spinoff Greenlit For Prequel

A Breaking Bad sequel planned to be a web exclusive was canceled, but the Breaking Bad spinoff called Better Call Saul is still getting the go-ahead by AMC.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the Breaking Bad finale was called the “best ending” possible, although several alternative endings were revealed.

Better Call Saul is actually a Breaking Bad prequel focused on the origins of Saul Goodman before he ever got involved with Walter White and his meth deals. The Breaking Bad spinoff is said to be dark, yet a little funny:

“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.”

The main character will be a lawyer who’s attempting to stay out of court by attempting to settle things outside of court. To a certain extent, it almost sounds like they’re trying to strike a balance between dark and funny that was found in the Dexter series from season one through season four.

Fans of the show might be upset that an idea for a Breaking Bad sequel on the internet was canned before it had a chance to fly. Months before the Breaking Bad finale was aired, DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffery Katzenberg reportedly offered to finance an additional three episodes for $75 million, which is quite a deal considering the average episode cost $3.5 million.

But these plans for a Breaking Bad sequel were focused on creating the “greatest pay-per-view television event for scripted programming anybody’s ever done.” The idea was to take 60 minute episodes and split them up into 10 sections that were released slowly over a period of a month. The mini webisodes would have been internet only and would have cost between half a dollar to a dollar to purchase.

This Breaking Bad sequel would have supposedly continued directly from the finale, instead of being a prequel like Better Call Saul. Considering how the story ended, some fans might have considered such extra episodes as exploitation of the fanbase and not necessarily a true sequel.

Would you have purchased these Breaking Bad sequel webisodes, even at a dollar a piece?