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AMC in discussions to create a Breaking Bad spin-off series starring Bob Odenkirk

04.09.2013

With BREAKING BAD airing the final batch of episodes this summer before going off the air, AMC is going to lose of the biggest critical and fan successes on the network. But, Vince Gilligan may not be done with the seedy underworld of New Mexico crime featured on the series. Sure, Walter White's story may come to an end, but who could carry a show all his own? Better call Saul!

Saul Goodman, the sleazy lawyer played by Bob Odenkirk, may be getting his own show according to Deadline. The potential series would apparently be a comedy of either the half hour or full hour variety. All signs point to no studio audience. The show is in the very early stages but would like be produced by BREAKING BAD's Gilligan and the writer who created the character of Saul Goodman, Peter Gould.

Saul would definitely be an interesting focus for a series which could feature other characters from BREAKING BAD in cameo roles. I have enjoyed Odenkirk's brand of comedy ever since the days of MR. SHOW where he partnered with the great David Cross. AMC has not explored very much comedy, but even if this was a darkly comic spin-off in tone with Saul's scenes on BREAKING BAD, I would definitely tune in.

Extra Tidbit: I would love to see this show focus on Saul Goodman vying for clients against his nemesis, portrayed by David Cross.
Source: Deadline

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3:59PM on 04/10/2013

My favorite character on the show

I would give this a shot for sure!
I would give this a shot for sure!
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1:08AM on 04/10/2013

No.

Breaking Bad is among my favorite television shows ever. It's absolutely my favorite dramatic series, and that's for sure. One thing I loved about it was Vince Gilligan, and his apparent stubbornness to get his story told and move on to a new project. So many shows are made to appease the masses and make money, and go on for far too long. Lost, Family Guy, The Simpsons, True Blood is starting to wane even, Futurama, Married With Childtren... SO many shows. They started out as amazing, but
Breaking Bad is among my favorite television shows ever. It's absolutely my favorite dramatic series, and that's for sure. One thing I loved about it was Vince Gilligan, and his apparent stubbornness to get his story told and move on to a new project. So many shows are made to appease the masses and make money, and go on for far too long. Lost, Family Guy, The Simpsons, True Blood is starting to wane even, Futurama, Married With Childtren... SO many shows. They started out as amazing, but it tapered off, and eventually the ones that did end ended with a fizzle, and the ones that haven't ended yet are long past their prime and just waiting around to die.

I want Breaking Bad to tell its story, show what happens to Walt, Hank, Jesse, Skyler, Marie, Walt Jr., Skinny Pete... etc. etc. And then go down in history as the best television show ever, and one of the only examples I can think of, of a show that lasted just long enough to tell its story, and left soon enough that it didn't fizzle out or disappoint fans.

Of course fans will clamor for more. When it ends, fans will say, "Well now what will I watch?" It will be that way for a few months, probably. But hopefully fans will come to their senses and realize that too much of a good thing is a bad idea. I just don't see a spinoff to Breaking Bad as being a good idea, AMC and Vince Gilligan being involved, or not.

And if the spinoff is going to be a dark comedy focused on Saul Goodman... I don't like the idea behind that, anyways. Saul Goodman is hilarious and brings a lot of much-needed levity to an otherwise pitch black (and getting darker) show. His humor comes in small doses and it's always a surprise when he pops up on the screen to breathe some fun into the episode. A full series would not work. I don't see it at all. I know this is a terrible analogy, but I was thinking about the Geico Cavemen commercials. Everyone loved them. Loved them so much, that they spawned a TV series. And that TV series was canceled after 5 episodes I believe. Didn't even get to finish its first season.

It's not a good idea. Period.
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9:36PM on 04/09/2013
How about just one more Season or a bb movie. Still I'd def tune into some Saul shenanigans.
How about just one more Season or a bb movie. Still I'd def tune into some Saul shenanigans.
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8:09PM on 04/09/2013

This is GOLD!

Print the money now because this is a hit in the making.
Print the money now because this is a hit in the making.
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7:32PM on 04/09/2013
I don't know. I feel he works best being part apart of the supporting ensemble as oppose to leader of the group.
I don't know. I feel he works best being part apart of the supporting ensemble as oppose to leader of the group.
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6:46PM on 04/09/2013
Not sure how I feel about this. I feel like Saul is best suited as a peripheral character, which is why he works so well in BREAKING BAD. He plays off of Walt and Jesse, and doesn't necessarily have to carry the show.
Not sure how I feel about this. I feel like Saul is best suited as a peripheral character, which is why he works so well in BREAKING BAD. He plays off of Walt and Jesse, and doesn't necessarily have to carry the show.
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5:00PM on 04/09/2013
So I guess we can rule out Saul getting killed at some point in the last batch of episodes?
So I guess we can rule out Saul getting killed at some point in the last batch of episodes?
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