There are so many reasons why the potential “Better Call Saul” spin-off series for “Breaking Bad” is a fantastic idea on paper. It already has a built-in audience, the talents of one Bob Odenkirk, and even the name all make sense. Plus, AMC is desperate for something a little bit more comedic thanks its roster of “The Walking Dead,” the slow-paced “The Killing,” and the most subtle series of all time in “Mad Men.”
So are they going to run with it? It’s still way too early to tell, since there are a myriad of deals behind the scenes to work out. However, one person who is surely on board is “Breaking Bad” leading man himself Bryan Cranston. While at the TIME 100 gala this week, the Emmy-winner several times over told Gossip Cop that he agrees with pretty much everything mentioned here:
“Oh, I think it’s a great idea! And what a title! ‘Better Call Saul.’”
Before we hear anything concrete at all on this spin-off, we’re probably going to need to get through “Breaking Bad” season 5 first. That is where we will find out if Cranston’s Walter White, Aaron Paul’s Jesse, and many of the other leading characters will get out alive and or end up in prison. It’s fair to say that Saul at least makes it through reasonably unscathed, since otherwise he would not have the idea for this show being bounced around.
The premiere of the final eight episodes of “Breaking Bad” will begin on Sunday, August 11 at :900 p.m. Eastern time, where it will be followed by new series “Low Winter Sun” and the “Talking Bad” after-show.
Want to see a full hour of discussion about all things “Breaking Bad”? Be sure to check out that awesome panel featuring Cranston, creator Vince Gilligan, and more over at the link here.