At some point somewhere, somebody put out into the universe that they’d like to see a Breaking Bad spinoff starring Bob Odenkirk‘s slimy lawyer Saul Goodman and the universe has listened. Or at least, Breaking Bad producers listened as this random idea gained traction and looks more and more to be a reality as the days pass.
However, he’s not quite sure of the format yet. “There’s a way to do both versions of the show. There’s a way to make it a half-hour show and make it a little more — I don’t want to say sitcom-y, but a little more traditionally half-hour comedic. Or there’s a way to do it where it fits more snuggly in with the “Breaking Bad” universe, in which it’s an hour-long show. As you can imagine with Saul Goodman as a character, a show like that would have to have plenty of humor to it. But also because he works for some pretty scary clientele sometimes, there’d be a bit of drama in it as well. We’re trying to nail that down. As of yet, we haven’t completely figured that out ourselves.”
As expected, Gilligan didn’t shed any light when discussing where Better Call Saul fits in the timeline. Would it precede Breaking Bad or will the story pick up after the events of the final season? “I have to be coy as to whether it even could be a sequel. Because you never know, when the dust settles at the end of our final eight episodes, where everybody’s gonna be and who’s gonna be left standing.” Unless of course this show takes place in Hell. Unlimited lawyer jokes!