Breaking Bad: AMC, Sony Pictures Television announce spinoff show ‘Better Call Saul’

by Nick Barnes


The end is finally in sight for Breaking Bad but fear not, a spinoff has been given the green light at AMC.

There has been a lot of speculation over the last few months as to whether a spinoff show would go ahead after the ever popular Breaking Bad comes to an end, and we have the answer!

It has been confirmed that a one-hour prequel titled ‘Better Call Saul’ will be coming to the basic cable network.

In a statement, the network said on Wednesday (September 11) that they are moving forward with Breaking Bad and they have reached a licensing agreement with Sony Pictures TV to air the hour-long drama.

The series will serve as a prequel to Breaking Bad and focus on the evolution of Saul Goodman who was an attorney before becoming Walter White’s lawyer.


It is said the agreement was a tad rocky between Sony Pictures TV and AMC as Netflix rocked the boat. Netflix was waiting in the wings to pounce on the spinoff show as reruns draw big audiences for the online giant. However, the network and studio had a differing of opinions in terms of the negotiations time frame.

In a joint statement, AMC and Sony Pictures Television confirmed: “As conceived, the new series is based on the show’s popular Saul Goodman character with the working title Better Call Saul. Plans call for Saul to be a one-hour prequel that will focus on the evolution of the popular Saul Goodman character before he ever became Walter White’s lawyer”.

The series will star Bob Odenkirk who has played Saul for several seasons. Writer and producer Peter Gould who originally created the character of Saul will reportedly helm the show.

The details have not yet been finalised and therefore no series order has yet gone ahead, but it is expected to do so shortly.

Breaking Bad comes to an end on September 29 on AMC.