'Breaking Bad' spinoff 'Better Call Saul' is a go

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  1. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Looking California, feeling Minnesota Staff Member

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    The "Breaking Bad" spinoff "Better Call Saul" is a go: AMC and Sony, the producers of "Breaking Bad," announced a prequel Wednesday starring Bob Odenkirk as New Mexico's sleaziest lawyer.

    The fact that the show will be a prequel opens up a lot of possibilities: It could leave room, for example, to tell us how Saul Goodman first met Gustavo Fring. Giancarlo Esposito, who played Fring on the show, has told TheWrap he would be open to the idea of dropping in on a prequel. (He now stars on NBC's "Revolution.")

    "Better Call Saul" is the working title, but come on: How can they do better? The series will find Odenkirk, co-creator of HBO's groundbreaking "Mr. Show," doing shady dealings before Walter White ever put a dollar in his pocket.

  2. bounce

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    I like Saul a lot, but I think he's better as a supporting character. I trust Gilligan, but I'd almost rather them leave BB alone when it's done.
  3. CashMan

    CashMan Well-Known Member

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    Well, I think Gus is sure to have a role in it as well. Also, I think this opens up cameos for Walt and Jesse, seeing them cross paths before Breaking Bad, or seeing them in the background somewhere.
  4. Meat-O-Rama

    Meat-O-Rama Vegetarians are so stupid.

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    I have mixed feeling about this. The best part of Saul is his zingers and one liners, which doesn't seem to be worthy of an entire show. I'll definitely be watching the first couple episodes and hoping they pull it off though.
  5. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Looking California, feeling Minnesota Staff Member

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    Kind of think it would be fun to see Badger and skinny pete in the mix from time to time.

    But like bounce says...I just don't know if this will play out well.
  6. Idgit

    Idgit That sounds really boring Staff Member

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    's all good, man.
  7. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a comedy
  8. Wheeltax

    Wheeltax Well-Known Member

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    Hah, cool
  9. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    Bring back Huel
  10. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian 3.141529 Zone Supporter

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    With it being a prequel they can't do any harm to the Breaking Bad legacy. I kind of am disappointed that they're going the prequel route but atleast it will give them a way to close the books on open ended questions that likely won't be answered... I just don't know if they'll be able to get Gus Fring as a starring character (if they do this thing will be a monster hit) because of his role on Revolution which probably lines his pockets far more than this would..
  11. RamziD

    RamziD Well-Known Member

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    Can't wait for this. I hope, somehow, we get to see what Gustavo Fring's backstory is, too.

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