Out of all the oddball characters to make it through multiple series of Breaking Bad without ending up in a barrel of acid, Saul Goodman is without a doubt one of the most popular and now the dodgy lawyer with a heart of gold that we’ve all grown quite attached too has has been ear marked to get his own spinoff.
Given the working title Better Call Saul, reports Rolling Stone, the series will see 50-year-old actor Bob Odenkirk reprise his role as the highly suspicious individual. Though the move is yet to be confirmed, Odenkirk went as far as to joke during the season 5 wrap up party that “a TV show is ultimately judged by its spinoff.”
In an interview with Vulture magazine, Saul’s final scene in the series was described as “a really rich one” by Odenkirk, who also explained that, “No-one thought the part was meant to last,” which gives insight into how well he was received by the show’s demo and making a spin-off a pretty logical choice. I mean, if Fraser can do it…
The actor has been speaking to Breaking Bad series creator Vince Gilligan, revealing, “Vince is still really busy with the show, so we haven’t talked very in-depth about it, but he clearly thinks it’s a possibility. And I’ve certainly told him that if there was some way to see more of Saul, then I would be happy to do it.”
I’m more excited for this than for the rest of Season 5.