Better Call Saul, the spinoff to the wildly popular Breaking Bad, is already headed into early production. The show will air on AMC, just like its older brother, but for those of us woefully cable-free folks that have been enjoying Breaking Bad on Netflix, Better Call Saul will be heading to that medium as well.
The creator and executive producer of Breaking Bad, Vince Gilligan, only just recently signed a multi-year deal with Sony Pictures Television to keep the Breaking Bad brand alive and well, meaning that we will likely be seeing several seasons of the titular lawyer’s show.
As mentioned above, Better Call Saul will be playing on AMC, but if you’re lucky enough to be in Europe or Latin America, you’ll have access to the show exclusively on Netflix very shortly after the episode airs. However, if you’re in the U.S. or Canada, you’ll have to wait just a bit longer, as the show will be available after the season finale airs. For now, this deal is exclusive to Netflix, which means Hulu, Amazon Instant Video, etc., will be left in the cold until the exclusivity expires.
For those who don’t know, Better Call Saul features Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk), a sleazy low-rent lawyer whose trade focuses mostly on helping people in legal trouble (read: criminals) escape their just deserts, as well as getting exorbitant settlements for plantiffs. The show’s title derives from Saul’s tagline seen on television commercials within Breaking Bad (think every sketchy-looking late-night legal commercial you’ve ever seen and Saul’s mall-based office is pretty close). In Breaking Bad, Saul was hired by Walter White (Bryan Cranston) to help him launder money through his meth empire as well as dodge the DEA.
Better Call Saul will, according to Gilligan, bring a “different energy” to the modern Western world of New Mexico’s meth ring. It will premiere on AMC in 2014, but for now there is no other hard date.
We’ll keep you posted when we hear more.
Source: Screen Rant