Posted on Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 by Russ Fischer
Better Call Saul, the Breaking Bad spinoff show set around Bob Odenkirk‘s rakish, pragmatic, and charismatic lawyer Saul Goodman, is now the subject of a “go-ahead” licensing agreement between AMC and Breaking Bad producer Sony Pictures TV.
The show, the title of which isn’t quite finalized, will be a one-hour format that “will focus on the evolution of the Goodman character before he ever became Walter White’s lawyer.” There isn’t a formal order for the show at this point, but that seems like a technicality. Once deals are inked for Vince Gilligan, Saul Goodman co-creator Peter Gould, and Odenkirk, we should have details on the order.
Deadline has the news. Expect the show to be a bit less dark than the parent show, and much more comic. Given the general characteristics of Saul Goodman, that won’t come as a surprise to anyone. One obvious question that comes to mind is: what other characters will show up? There are more than a few characters (some no longer alive) that could be worked into the spinoff, whether they had any explicit experience with Saul or not.
Here’s a great video roundup of some of the better Saul Goodman moments from the first three seasons: