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Vince Gilligan Talks About Breaking Bad Spinoff, Better Call Saul

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10/17/2013 8:09 pm
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Vince Gilligan Talks About Breaking Bad Spinoff, Better Call Saul
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Jamie Harsip

Content Editor

Breaking Bad fans, we don’t have to leave the ABQ just yet. The show’s creator, Vince Gilligan, is going full steam ahead with the show’s planned spinoff, Better Call Saul! In fact, Gilligan seems just as attached to the world he created as we, the fans, are – he doesn’t want to let it go, even though he knows what happens to most shows like this one: “There's obviously a danger inherent in doing a spinoff, but I just love the character of Saul Goodman so much, and part of me doesn't want to say no to this world.” Gilligan sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to discuss some particulars of the green-lit series, which will star Bob Odenkirk. From the sound of it, we can expect a series that manages to retain much of what fans have loved about Breaking Bad. Originally Better Call Saul was going to be a half-hour sitcom of sorts, but Gilligan revealed that he and his co-creator Peter Gould elected to stay in the familiar waters of an hour-long drama series. After all, why mess with a good thing? While discussing it with Gould, Gilligan decided, “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.” Not only that, but it seems we may be able to look forward to some cameos from some of our favorite Albuquerque natives. Breaking Bad stars, including Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston, have already made it clear they’d be ready and willing to make an appearance. Of that possibility, Gilligan said, "Personally, I'd have a hard time resisting putting all these guys in for a cameo or two every now and then." I don’t know about you, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed hoping I get to hear Jesse Pinkman say “bitch” again! Not everything will be the same, though. According to Gilligan’s interview with THR, Better Call Saul will be much “lighter” than the show it sprang from: “If Bad was 75 percent dramatic and 25 percent comedic, Saul will be the opposite.” It sounds like AMC has the recipe for another great success with Better Call Saul!


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