Breaking Bad’s Thomas Schnauz and Gennifer Hutchison get ‘producer’ roles on Better Call Saul

by Nick Barnes
Saul Goodman Breaking Bad

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More amazing news on the Better Call Saul front came today as it has been confirmed that the writers’ room has welcomed a batch of familiar faces…

It has been confirmed that Breaking Bad alums Thomas Schnauz and Gennifer Hutchison have joined the team as co-executive producer and supervising producer, respectively.

Schnauz confimed the news on Wednesday evening as he tweeted a picture of his new office.

“Excited to get into my “Better Call Saul” office. Off to a great start…” he tweeted.

Elsewhere, earlier this week it was confirmed that Netflix has won the exclusive rights to stream the show following its run on AMC next year.

Better Call Saul is of course the Breaking Bad spin-off show which will act as a prequel. Bob Odenkirk will reprise his role as strip-mall lawyer Saul Goodman. The show will tell the story of Goodman in the ten years before he repped Walter White.

Thus far, we know that the spin-off will follow the hour long format of Breaking Bad along with the 75-25 percent Drama-Comedy content, respectively.

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Way back in September when the project was confirmed, AMC and Sony Pictures Television said in a joint statement: “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 full first season of Better Call Saul will stream to American and Canadian subscribers following the season finale on AMC. European and Latin American subscribers will be able to stream the show a few days after.

Speaking about the news, Steve Mosko, president of Sony Pictures Television said: “Coming off of the overwhelming success of ‘Breaking Bad’, we’re excited to continue our collaboration with Vince [Gilligan], as well as Peter Gould, and that fans around the world will be able to embrace ‘Saul’.”

Netflix’s head of content Ted Sarandos added that the spinoff “promises to continue its tradition of powerful storytelling.

“We are proud to be in business with Sony Pictures Television to bring Saul Goodman to our subscribers around the world”.

No official premiere date has yet been given for Better Call Saul.