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Vince Gilligan Says 'Better Call Saul' Is A "Period Piece," Will Be Set In 2002 Plus New Pics From The Series

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 14, 2014 9:02 AM
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Previously scheduled to launch this fall, AMC has been feeling so good about their "Breaking Bad" spinoff "Better Call Saul," that they upped the order to twenty-three episodes, across two seasons. The bad news is that this means the show won't be hitting screens until early 2015, but the extra time means that creator/writer Vince Gilligan and his team have more opportunity to really flesh out the world of the show. And while details have tended to lean more heavily toward speculation than concrete fact, we now know the setting of "Better Call Saul."

Vince Gilligan Reveals Abandoned, Bloodbath 'Wild Bunch'-Esque Finale To 'Breaking Bad'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 15, 2014 3:38 PM
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Walter White may be dead, but it seems we can't stop talking about the finale to "Breaking Bad" even as we approach a year since it first aired. The meth dealer left for dead, it was a fitting ending to the character whose initial attempt to pay for cancer treatment turned into a new, illegal profession that turned him into a monster. And while we've known that the writers batted around many ideas when it came to how to close off the show, creator/writer/director Vince Gilligan reveals another version that would've seen a bigger body count. But he first lays out how tricky it was to put anything in place at all.

Watch: 2-Hour Talk With Vince Gilligan And The Writers Of 'Breaking Bad'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • February 18, 2014 10:44 AM
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Though the series only just wrapped last fall, it’s clear “Breaking Bad” was a hall of fame show no matter your opinion on how it ended. All the great performances and moments would not have existed if the show, under the tutelage of creator and showrunner Vince Gilligan, didn’t have a supremely talented writing staff. A new video released over the weekend showcases the entire staff as they give a peak into their creative process for the cult hit.

2014 Directors Guild Awards: Alfonso Cuarón Takes The Top Prize For 'Gravity'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 26, 2014 7:14 AM
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The Directors Guild Of America (DGA) announced its 2014 award winners last night and, perhaps to no one’s surprise, Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón won the top directing prize for “Gravity.” A spectacular visual achievement that took four years to make, Cuarón was arguably the frontrunner for some time, but the competition was tough and included Martin Scorsese for “The Wolf Of Wall Street,” David O. Russell for “American Hustle,” Steve McQueen for “12 Years A Slave” and “Captain Phillips”-helmer Paul Greengrass.

Vince Gilligan Says Mike Could Show Up In 'Better Call Saul,' And Sorry, 'Breaking Bad' Finale Wasn't A Dream

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 2, 2014 10:17 AM
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Even with "Breaking Bad" fading into the sunset, taking with it the legacy of being one of the best shows to ever grace the small screen, fans will be dropped back into that world again soon enough. Back in September, AMC greenlit the tentatively titled "Better Call Saul" centering on the ambulance chasing lawyer played by Bob Odenkirk. And while exact details of the show aren't yet known, it hasn't taken long for Vince Gilligan to tease that it will overlap with "Breaking Bad," suggesting Walt and Jesse could have cameos. And that's not all.

Vince Gilligan Says It's Likely Jesse Pinkman Got Arrested For Murder After The Finale Of 'Breaking Bad'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 26, 2013 11:43 AM
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While it's been two months since "Breaking Bad" said goodbye and Walter White's fate was sealed, that ending is still being talked about. In particular, creator/writer Vince Gilligan has been sharing his process, revealing the harsher finale they didn't use and the alternate ideas they kicked around before arriving on the final path they would take. And it speaks to how compelling these characters were that folks continue to wonder their fate, and in particular Aaron Paul's Jesse Pinkman, who seemingly drives away to hard earned freedom ... or does he?

Gael García Bernal To Star In Roman Coppola's Amazon Pilot, Vince Gilligan Guesting On 'Community' & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • November 5, 2013 10:36 AM
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No stranger to the small screen—he’s directed quite a few ads this year along with Arcade Fire’s cool TV special—Roman Coppola is helming a comedy pilot for Amazon and he’s found his leading man. Deadline reports Gael García Bernal—who stars in Jon Stewart’s forthcoming directorial debut, “Rosewater”—will lead the Coppola, Jason Schwartzman and Jason Timbers-written project as “an enfant terrible who’s utterly devoted to his art as a conductor - but also to his image.”

Good Or Bad Idea? Vince Gilligan Says Walt And Jesse Cameos Likely For 'Better Call Saul'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • October 17, 2013 9:39 AM
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Now that “Breaking Bad” has reached its end with less vitriol than normal for a series finale, the focus naturally shifts to its creator Vince Gilligan's next move, and also how well the show's legacy can be protected. As it turns out his next project will address both, as Gilligan has hopped onboard the Saul Goodman prequel “Better Call Saul” for AMC, and aside from bringing back Bob Odenkirk in the lead role, a new article suggest that we haven't seen the last of Walt and Jesse either.

Podcast: The Playlist Talks 'Breaking Bad' Finale & Where The Medium Of Television Is Heading

  • By Erik McClanahan
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  • October 1, 2013 4:08 PM
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On this latest episode, host Erik McClanahan is joined by Editor-In-Chief Rodrigo Perez, Managing Editor Kevin Jagernauth, our British correspondent Oliver Lyttelton, and later in the show by writer Cory Everett to talk about the recent "Breaking Bad" finale. But since we've already written about the episode, we try to dig deeper and do more than just recap the finale. Throughout the chat we spin off into other, grander topics involving television as well. How is the medium changing with streaming, binge watching and recaps on every site? Even though most people agree this is a golden age of television, there's still plenty of formulaic material and tired tropes found in even the best shows, "Breaking Bad" included. Warning, SPOILERS abound in this podcast so don't listen unless you've already seen the finale or don't care.

'Breaking Bad' Alternatives: Vince Gilligan Considered Killing 3 Main Characters; Says One Makes It To Freedom

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 1, 2013 12:09 PM
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“Breaking Bad,” “Breaking Bad,” “Breaking Bad.” The saga and conclusion of Walter White’s transformation into Heisenberg and then his minor redemption in the last episode is all anyone can talk about (here’s our review of the final episode and look for a podcast later in the day). Was the episode too neat and clean? Did Walter White get what he “deserved”? Does deserve have anything to do with a moral universe that’s so complex and chaotic, and where sins don’t always go punished? Without question, the finale and the whole arc of the show is one that’s going to be pored over, and over. But what about the alternative endings and other things we learned in the wake of the show?

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