If you’re still mourning the loss of “Breaking Bad,” cheer up, because Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould are gearing up to bring you back to the ABQ through the Saul Goodman spin-off “Better Call Saul.” While the show was originally announced as a prequel, it appears that some discussions have been had about possibly being a bit more fluid with the show’s timeline, which certainly meshes with reports that doors will be left open for Walter White and Jesse Pinkman to cameo.
In an interview with IGN, Bob Odenkirk revealed that he’s spoken about finding out “what happens to Saul” post-Walter White with his bosses, saying “I know they’ve talked about [a] prequel, but they’ve also talked to me about [a] sequel, and they’ve also talked to me about a mix of prequel and sequel.” So, everything is much more up in the air about the time period of the spin-off than previously thought, but one thing is still very much clear to all involved: they can’t repeat themselves.
As Odenkirk told Screenrant, “We’re gonna make it fresh. It’s not gonna be ‘Breaking Bad 2.0’ or whatever. It’s a different show and it’s gonna have a different energy and we’re not gonna try to just extend ‘Breaking Bad.’ That can’t be done.” It’s going to be tough trying to escape that long shadow but we hope Gilligan and company can succeed if only so we can have more Odenkirk in our lives every week.