Vince Gilligan: “Breaking Bad” spin-off is “very much” a possibility

The show creator is planning a series focused on Bob Odenkirk's character, Saul Goodman

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As fans anticipate the final installment of AMC’s hit show “Breaking Bad,” show creator Vince Gilligan has set his sights on a new project — a spin-off of the series focusing on Bob Odenkirk’s character, lawyer Saul Goodman. In an interview with Yahoo! TV, Gilligan said that although nothing is signed yet, a spin-off show is “very much [a possibility].”

Gilligan is planning the show with writer and produce Peter Gould, who created Goodman’s character:



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“It’s still in its very early days. [We're] trying to figure out, for instance, whether it’s a prequel or a sequel. We’re trying to figure out what kind of story we want to tell as it relates to Saul. But any story that at some point or another showed Saul at his peak, his abilities and his networking skills, would, I think, show the criminal underbelly of a fictional Albuquerque that really had Saul Goodman wired into pretty much the heart of it,” continues Gilligan, who’s currently editing the last four episodes of “Breaking Bad.” “This is a guy who kind of knows everybody … everybody in town, all the major players. And he has a hand in the business every which way he can. So we just have to figure out exactly what kind of story we’re telling. Is it a story about his creation of his own character? Because Saul Goodman, as he explains in his first episode [of "BB"], is not his real name. He is a self-created character, much like Heisenberg. Do we tell the story of his origins? We’re still trying to hash that out. But there are a lot of fun possibilities.”

The final eight episodes of “Breaking Bad” arrive this summer, starting August 11 on AMC.

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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