As Breaking Bad Comes to an End, Producers Mull a Saul Goodman Spinoff

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Bob Odenkirk | Photo Credits: Ursula Coyote/AMC

Love Breaking Bad and wondering what to do when the show wraps up this summer? Better Call Saul.

Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan has publicly hinted that he'd like the show's universe to continue in some form, most likely via a spinoff starring Bob Odenkirk as sly, ethically-challenged attorney Saul Goodman. Now that production has wrapped on the series' final eight episodes, attention will now turn to what's next — and perhaps getting a deal done for the new show.

Insiders stress that no deals are in place yet — including ones for Gilligan, who just returned from the show's New Mexico set, or Odenkirk. Gilligan would create the pilot with Breaking Bad writer Peter Gould — who wrote the Season 2 episode "Better Call Saul" (in 2009) that first introduced the character. Sony Pictures TV and AMC will also have to come to a deal as talent is put in place.

Odenkirk has expressed interest in a show, and even joked with Rolling Stone last year that he could see Saul as either the mayor of Las Vegas or as a flashy Los Angeles lawyer. Gilligan, too, has said several times in interviews that he'd like to make the show happen. As Saul himself once said, "Let's just say I know a guy...who knows a guy...who knows another guy."

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