News of Better Call Saul broke before Breaking Bad ended its epic 5 season run this past summer. The series is planned as a true spin-off of Vince Gilligan's iconic drama, and will follow Bob Odenkirk's Saul Good, Attorney at Law.
Originally, the upcoming hour-long dramedy was set to be a prequel, which would show us the origins of Saul, leading up to his true destiny and his crossing of paths with Walter White. We also knew that Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Dean Norris will be making cameos of some kind.
Now, Bob Odenkirk has come forward to talk about the series for the first time, and reveals that it may be both a prequel and a sequel, and that we'll probably get to see what happened to Saul after he went into hiding to start a new life.
Here's what the actor had to say to IGN.
"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."
In the penultimate episode of Breaking Bad, Granite State, we see Saul for the last time as he sets out for Nebraska with a new identity. Asked about a back-story, Bob Odenkirk reveals he has created one, but he doesn't want to share it, as he doesn't want to influence the writing of the series.
"I wouldn't go into too much detail, because I don't want to influence Vince at all in his efforts. I'm approaching this the way I approached Breaking Bad, which is, 'Vince, you write it and then you hand it to me and I will figure out my part.' And I will not try to own the universe, or tell you what happens, or dictate anything. I will do the job of an actor, which is take the script, study it, think about it, feel it and ask myself, 'Who is this person is and how do I be him?' It's been incredibly freeing to do that. You know my resume. You know I've directed, produced, and written. And when you do all of those things, acting is a lot less fun and you have a lot less energy and focus as an actor because you're thinking of all the things revolving around the character, rather than just playing the role."
Better Call Saul is being planned for a summer 2014 debut on AMC. To read more: CLICK HERE