Vince Gilligan Discusses Breaking Bad Spin-Off Series BETTER CALL SAUL
Last month it was officially announced that Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, were going to develop a new hour long Breaking Bad spinoff series called Better Call Saul, and they are planning to bring back the whole crew from Breaking Bad to bring it to life. Basically, this new series has a very good a chance of being just as awesome as Breaking Bad. In a recent interview with THR, Gilligan talked about the series, saying,
"There's obviously a danger inherent in doing a spinoff, but I just love the character of Saul Goodman [Bob Odenkirk] so much, and part of me doesn't want to say no to this world.”The original plan was to make it a half-hour series, but the more they talked about it, the more they wanted to stick with the hour long format. He explains,
“We're both one-hour drama guys. So we figured, 'Why not shoot Saul in the same way?' Let's shoot it in Albuquerque, let's get as much of the crew back together as possible, and let's do it the way we did it before so that it will be of a piece with that pre-existing fictional universe that we had so much fun creating."
As for what we can expect to see in the new show, the article reports,
"While they're still working through plot, they anticipate the series being set in an office with a much lighter tone than that of its predecessor. If Bad was 75 percent dramatic and 25 percent comedic, Saul will be the opposite. The challenge has been finding the dramatic tension in their lead character."
Gilligan and Gould are both really smart and talented guys, so I'm sure they'll be able to conquer that challenge. He goes on to reveal that we might see cameo appearances of Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul!
"Personally, I'd have a hard time resisting putting all these guys in for a cameo or two every now and then."
The plan is to release the series on AMC sometime between August and October of 2014. I'm excited to see what they bring to the fans!