AMC confirms “Breaking Bad” spinoff, “Better Call Saul”

The show will serve as a prequel to the critically acclaimed series

Topics: Breaking Bad, amc, bob odenkirk, better call saul, Television, Drama, Vince Gilligan,

AMC confirms "Breaking Bad" spinoff, "Better Call Saul"Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman in "Breaking Bad" (Credit: AMC/Ursula Coyote/amc)

As the critically acclaimed series “Breaking Bad” comes to an end, AMC has confirmed the spinoff focused around character Saul Goodman, “Better Call Saul,” will move forward. The show, named after Goodman’s catchphrase, will retain Bob Odenkirk as the seedy lawyer who advises meth kingpin Walter White, played by Bryan Cranston.

The series of hour-long episodes will serve as a prequel to “Breaking Bad,” before Goodman and White ever meet. “Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan will “remain involved in the creative process of the spinoff,” reports Variety.

The “Breaking Bad” series finale airs Sept. 29 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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