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Been dreading that Breaking Bad will end later this summer? Well, Walter White’s journey might soon be over, but creator Vince Gilligan reportedly isn’t ready to give up on the show’s world just yet. Gilligan and writer-producer Peter Gould are said to be considering a Breaking Bad spinoff series centered on Bob Odenkirk’s Saul Goodman, the shady criminal lawyer with the comically bad TV commercials.
Deadline has learned that the prospective series would be a comedy. It’s unclear at this point in time if it would be an hour-long or a half-hour. The site notes that there are “no deals in place” for this show — which we hope will be called Better Call Saul — because it’s still in “its nascent stages.” Gould wrote Saul’s first episode back in Season 2, and the character has become a recurring part of the series ever since.
The site references a July 2012 Indiewire interview with Gilligan where he mentioned his dream for a Saul-centric series.
“I would love to see a Saul Goodman spinoff,” he said. “I like the idea of a lawyer show in which the main lawyer will do anything it takes to stay out of a court of law. He’ll settle on the courthouse steps, whatever it takes to stay out of the courtroom. That would be fun — I would like that.”
Breaking Bad returns to AMC this summer for its final eight episodes.