It's only a few weeks until we get to see the final season of 's mind-stompingly good series, Breaking Bad.
Although season 6 is likely to bring Walter White's story to an end, Vince Gilligan and fellow writer Peter Gould are not ready to abandon the universe they've created just yet. For months there have been sly rumors that Walter's unscrupulous lawyer, Saul Goodman, would be getting his own Better Call Saul series. Now we've heard news that the project is developing "full steam ahead". The pair hope to pitch the project, which is currently Gilligan's only post-Breaking Bad project, to Sony sometime in the near future. In an interview with The Wrap, Gilligan explained:
Since Peter created the character, it felt more than right to be working with him on this, and we are plugging away coming up with a pitch and a take on it for the network and studio and hopefully everyone will agree that there’s a really fun show to be had here. And hopefully we'll get it up and running, and then Peter will run it. I'd love to see that happen. It's not a done deal yet, but it's definitely something we're full speed ahead on trying to get going.
Although it's developing nicely, there still seems to be two major questions that need to be resolved. Firstly, whether the show will be a half-hour or an hour, and secondly whether it will be a prequel or sequel to Breaking Bad. Gilligan continued:
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. I can't even say for sure that it could be a sequel. It may be, it may not.
Although I am often skeptical about spin-off series, I have to admit a Saul Goodman headed show could really work. really delivered one of the series' standout performances as the quick-talking and constitution bending legal practitioner. Having-said-that, I can imagine Saul's more comic air might deliver a vastly different show to Breaking Bad.
What do you think? Do you like the idea, and would you prefer a sequel or prequel to Breaking Bad? Let me know about it below.