‘Breaking Bad’ spinoff ‘Better Call Saul’ will now likely be a sequel
Unless you’ve been living under a rock that’s underneath an even larger rock, you’ve probably already heard that everyone’s favorite shyster lawyer, Saul Goodman, will be getting his own “Breaking Bad” spinoff show, “Better Call Saul.”
The show was confirmed a few episodes before the final episode of “Breaking Bad,” and was originally sold as a prequel—likely to avoid spoiling the fact that [spoiler alert, though honestly, why the hell are you still reading this article past the first paragraph if you haven't seen "Breaking Bad" yet? Are you some kind of daredevil?] Saul Goodman survives the final episode, and in his own words, “If I’m lucky, a month from now–best case scenario–I’m managing a Cinnabon in Omaha.”
In a recent interview with IGN, however, Bob Odenkirk confirmed that the whole “prequel” thing might not be the whole story:
“Well, I’ve talked to Vince (Gilligan) and Peter (Gould), who are writing and creating the series, about this and I’ve said that a lot of people do want to see what happens to next to Saul. So, I don’t know what they’re going to do. I know they’ve talked about prequel, but they’ve also talked to me about sequel, and they’ve also talked to me about a mix of prequel and sequel.”
And suddenly the show just got even more interesting. This will explain how Gilligan and his crew will be able to pull off their planned Walt and Jesse cameos without them seeming forced and awkward (i.e., Saul visiting a client in the parking lot of the car wash Walt worked at before he became a meth kingpin).
The show will likely start airing sometime in the summer of 2014. Until then, you could probably start doing meth to make all that time fly by.