Vince Gilligan: 'Breaking Bad' Spinoff 'Very Much' a Possibility
The creator of the AMC hit says he is “working away on” a show centering on slimy lawyer Saul Goodman.
Will Saul Goodman find new life after Breaking Bad?
Vince Gilligan, creator of the AMC hit, offered an update on a proposed spinoff centering on the criminally gifted lawyer played by Bob Odenkirk. Though the spinoff is in early development and no deals are done, Gilligan told Yahoo TV the project is still “very much” a possibility.
“Nothing's written in stone, but we are working away on it,” Gilligan said. “My writer and producer, Peter Gould, who created the character of Saul way back in Season 2, he and I have been talking, trying to figure out what a Saul Goodman show would look like. What would be the details of it, the particulars of it? And we're getting together to hash that out every chance we get.”
Gilligan added they are trying to decide if the show would work better as a sequel or a prequel to Breaking Bad.
Saul Goodman has connected Walter White (Bryan Cranston) with some of the worst of Albuquerque’s underbelly, and knows “all the major players” in town, Gilligan said.
"So we just have to figure out exactly what kind of story we're telling. Is it a story about his creation of his own character? Because Saul Goodman, as he explains in his first episode, is not his real name,” Gilligan said. “He is a self-created character, much like Heisenberg. Do we tell the story of his origins? We're still trying to hash that out. But there are a lot of fun possibilities."
Gilligan also spoke of a new bonus scene included on the June 4 Blu-ray/DVD release of Breaking Bad: The Fifth Season from Sony. The boxed set, which feature the first eight episodes of season 5, includes a bonus scene titles "Chicks 'N' Guns," which takes place during season 5, episode 8.
The episode features Jesse (Aaron Paul) being quite scared of Walter White (Bryan Cranston), and the bonus scene explains just why Jesse is so frightened. Hint: it involves something Saul tells him. Skinny Pete (Charles Baker) also plays a role, and a preview of the scene can be viewed below.
Breaking Bad returns with the second half of its fifth and final season on Aug. 11 on AMC.