Better Call Saul Might Actually Be A Sequel To Breaking Bad


Breaking Bad might be done, but creator Vincent Gilligan seems keen on keeping the story going. The upcoming series Better Call Saul — which is slated to feature Bob Odenkirk reprising his role as everyone’s (least) favorite criminal lawyer Saul Goodman — was confirmed by the show’s creator to be a prequel of sorts, and would feature cameos from Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) and Walter White (Bryan Cranston).

Nevertheless, it seems the spin-off might also act as a sequel to the award-winning series, as Odenkirk recently confirmed that Gilligan and Peter Gould recently discussed the possibility of continuing Saul’s story.

IGN (via /Film) recently asked the actor whether the newer series might include scenes from Saul’s post-Walter White life. Odenkirk said the following:

Well, I’ve talked to Vince (Gilligan) and Peter (Gould), who are writing and creating the series, about this and I’ve said that a lot of people do want to see what happens to next to Saul. So, I don’t know what they’re going to do. I know they’ve talked about prequel, but they’ve also talked to me about sequel, and they’ve also talked to me about a mix of prequel and sequel. […]

Even though AMC recently described the show as “the evolution of the Goodman character before he ever became Walter White’s lawyer,” it appears as though the show might eventually turn into a prequel/sequel hybrid.  Regardless of the format, Gilligan and Gould should start setting things up before long. “Well, supposedly the writers are starting up in two or three weeks, so they’re trying to get that ready,” said Odenkirk

Personally, I’d love to find out what Saul’s life in Nebraska looks like. Nevertheless, would it be wise for show’s developers to continue the story, or should they merely explore the character’s background? How do you think Gilligan should proceed with Better Call Saul? Let us know in the comments below.