The end of Breaking Bad is almost upon us, but the Saul Goodman spinoff is still in the works. Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan told TheWrap that Better Call Saul is “not a done deal yet, but it’s definitely something that we’re full speed ahead on trying to get going.”
Breaking Bad producer Peter Gould was the one who created Bob Odenkirk’s character, and he would probably run the new series. But unlike the drama it stems from, Better Call Saul might end up going in a more comedic direction. Gilligan said they still aren’t sure which way they want to go with it. Either way, we can bet Saul will continue to entertain.
“We are plugging away coming up with a pitch and a take on it for the network and studio and hopefully everyone will agree that there’s a really fun show to be had here,” Gilligan said.
And Gilligan is really keeping his mouth shut when it comes to whether or not the new series would be a prequel or a sequel to Breaking Bad. “I have to be coy as to whether it even could be a sequel,” he said. “Because you never know, when the dust settles at the end of our final eight episodes, where everybody’s gonna be and who’s gonna be left standing.”
Well that sounds just about as ominous as it gets. Keep your head down Saul. No one wants to see you go.