Better Call Saul: Vince Gilligan reveals more details: “We’ll see the past and perhaps the future”

by Nick Barnes
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Saul Goodman Breaking Bad

More details regarding the Breaking Bad spinoff, Better Call Saul has been unveiled and we finally know that the drama will act as a prequel.

Since the spinoff show was announced last year, we’ve not been given all that much information about it, but Vince Gilligan has groveled about some of the deets.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, he said: “We think, by and large, this show will be a prequel, but the wonderful thing about fractured chronology we employed on Breaking Bad for many years is the audience will not be thrown by us jumping around in time. So, it’s possible that we may indeed do that, and we’ll see the past and perhaps the future”.

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So it’s looking that although the drama will be a prequel in the large part, we may see some scenes that are post-Breaking Bad as well.

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He continued: “That’s why I love the possibilities of the show so much. Anything is possible, and I can’t make any promises that we will indeed see that kind of stuff, but I can tell you from a writer’s point of view, it’s very freeing and emboldening to have those opportunities available to you.”

Gilligan went on to say that one of the things the writers have struggled with is drama. Better Call Saul will be split into comedy and drama, much like Breaking Bad was, but Saul is a character “that at heart is at peace with himself” and kind of undramatic.

“So we’ve been thinking about how to address that issue,” he added.

Bob Odenkirk will of course be returning to his role as Saul Goodman when the show kicks off later this year. Unfortunately, we still haven’t been given a premiere date at this stage.