For those of you very upset about AMC canceling “The Killing” earlier this week, maybe the news that the “Breaking Bad” franchise will continue in some shape or form will make you feel a little bit better.
Sources confirm that the network has decided to move forward with the “Better Call Saul” prequel series focusing on Bob Odenkirk’s character of Saul Goodman, who was first introduced in season 2 of the hit series. The show will be an hour long and serve as a prequel to when Saul met Walt and Jesse, focusing on some of the insanely crazy things in his past to get him to the point where he ended up meeting the two characters.
While there are still some details that still need to be panned out, Deadline reports that Sony TV and AMC have at least reached a licensing agreement. Writer / producer Peter Gould, who helped create the Saul character with Vince Gilligan and who wrote the episode focusing on his arrival, will serve as the primary showrunner.
With “Breaking Bad” ending in a matter of weeks and with negotiations already at this stage, it is possible that a Saul Goodman series could air at some point next year. What also makes this interesting is that there are possibilities for a few other characters related to help to also turn up in this world … even if we never see Bryan Cranston or Aaron Paul again.
What do you think about this news, and are you very much excited to see “Better Call Saul” coming back on TV?