The much rumored, but never confirmed Saul Goodman spinoff, Better Call Saul has been picked up by AMC as a prequel to Breaking Bad, and will be “[focusing] on the evolution of the popular Saul Goodman character before he ever became Walter White’s lawyer,” according to a statement by AMC and Sony Pictures Television released on Wednesday.
Unlike Walter White’s process of transformation, I imagine this one will have us drooling with awe, in lieu of angrily shouting idioms like “PRIDE COMETH BEFORE THE FALL, YOU FUCKING MORON” at the TV.
Call me crazy, but let’s not overlook the fact that this spin-off is a prequel, which very well could indicate Saul is going to be pushing up daisies by the series finale of Breaking Bad, and if that happens—then fuck you AMC I’ll be boycotting Better Call Saul!*
Regardless, when the day comes, it’ll be exciting to see how AMC’s writers evolve the incredible character that Bob Odenkirk so skillfully portrays. Alas, like your vacation days the show is speculated to come sometime next year, but no one has promised anything, yet.
I imagine Odenkirk ran the negotiations with AMC and Sony just as he suavely handles his clients in Breaking Bad, though I know he requested a hell of a lot more than 5K:
You’re gonna call your mommy or your daddy or your parish priest or your boy scout leader, and they’re gonna deliver me a check for $4,650.00. I’m gonna write that down on the back of my business card. Four, Six, Five, Zero, OK? And I need that in a cashiers check or a money order, doesn’t matter. Actually, ah, I want it in a money order and ah, make it out to “Ice Station Zebra Associates.” That’s my loan out. It’s totally legit…it’s done just for tax purposes. After that we can discuss Visa or Mastercard, but definitely not American Express, so don’t even ask, alright? Any questions?
Yeah I got a question: Does Saul need an intern?