The 'Breaking Bad' Spinoff May Actually Be Its Sequel
Speaking with IGN, actor Bob Odenkirk -- who plays Walter White's go-to lawyer Saul Goodman and star of the AMC series' spinoff Better Call Saul -- reveals the masterminds behind the show have been toying with the idea of extending the post-Breaking Bad storyline.
"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," he says. "Supposedly the writers are starting up in two or three weeks, so they’re trying to get that ready."
Back when the spinoff was greenlit in September, the network announced that Better Call Saul would act as a prequel to show the backstory of Odenkirk's beloved character. Previously, Breaking Bad creator Gilligan told The Hollywood Reporter both Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul has expressed interest in appearing in the new series.
"Personally, I'd have a hard time resisting putting all these guys in for a cameo or two every now and then," he told the publication in October, adding that he plans directing the pilot episode.
"I told Peter and Vince, right away I said, 'Look man, let us make this fresh for everyone.' So that right away, in the first five minutes, every viewer goes, 'Oh, this isn't "Breaking Bad," this is its own thing,'" Odenkirk says of the spinoff. "And I think they feel the same exact way. There might be a cameo here or there, but I don’t know. We’re going to do a new show."