'Breaking Bad' Spinoff Revealed as 'Better Call Saul' Starring Bob Odenkirk Coming to AMC in 2015, Walter White Returning?
The "Breaking Bad" spinoff news is coming to light and it will be titled "Better Call Saul" and will air on AMC.
Creators Vince Gilligan (who worked on the "Breaking Bad" showrunner) and Peter Gould answered questions about the new series at the Television Critics Association's press tour.
Here is what we learned about the show, Entertainment Weekly goes into greater detail:
No official release date has been set for the the premiere but the show will take place in Albuquerque just like "Breaking Bad".
On Walter White (Bryan Cranston) making an appearance, Gilligan explained, "If it makes sense we'll do it, if it doesn't make sense we won't."
"Better Call Saul" will take place in 2002 (Gilligan: "I hesitate to say it, but it is indeed a period piece"), approximately six years prior to the beginning of Breaking Bad. They share that the show will have a non-linear timeline and flash both forward and back.
Bob Odenkirk will reprise his role as shady attorney Saul Goodman, though when we first meet him, he'll be known as Jimmy McGill (Better Call Jimmy doesn't rhyme though). Jonathan Banks will also return as "fixer" Mike Erhmantraut. New cast members will include Michael McKean as Saul's brother, Patrick Fabian, Michael Mando and Rhea Seehorn.
Gould shared this about the possibility of Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) appearing on the show, "These are all characters we love and with Gus there is so much more to say about that character, and we certainly love Giancarlo... Although in the series it always seemed to me that Saul didn't know Gus directly. He knew a guy who knew a guy."
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