“Breaking Bad’s” finale wrapped up most of the character’s storylines suitably well, but there was one person on the show whose future is a big mystery. Bob Odenkirk‘s Saul Goodman headed off to Nebraska at the end of the episode “Granite State,” and he seemingly was never to be heard from again.
Or will he be? AMC is developing a “Breaking Bad” spinoff series called “Better Call Saul” that was initially said to be a prequel. But since that announcement was made before “Breaking Bad” went off the air, it seems plans have changed a bit now that everyone knows Saul is still alive in the post-“Breaking Bad” world.
“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,” Odenkirk tells IGN. “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.”
Odenkirk adds that the writers are supposed to start on the show in two or three weeks, so hopefully Gilligan and his team will nail down exactly the direction they want “Better Call Saul” to head in by then. But if Odenkirk has his way, there won’t be many cameos in the project.
“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,'” he says. “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.”
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