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'Breaking Bad' creator Vince Gilligan talks potential Saul Goodman spinoff

Odenkirk would no doubt like the steady paycheck.

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Odenkirk would no doubt like the steady paycheck.

Don't feel bad about those last eight episodes, Breaking Bad fans, because if series creator Vince Gilligan has his way, you'll be seeing a Saul Goodman spinoff before too long. Well, after we find out whether he outlives Walter White or not.

Gilligan told that while Bob Odenkirk's comic relief-friendly lawyer may not live through the final season, there's always the chance the show (if it's made) could be a prequel. "Those are the two big questions we ask ourselves -- is it a half hour or an hour, is it a prequel or a sequel? But having said that, I have to be coy as to whether it even could be a sequel," Gilligan said. "Because you never know, when the dust settles at the end of our final eight episodes, where everybody's gonna be and who's gonna be left standing. I can't even say for sure that it could be a sequel. It may be, it may not."

One thing's for certain: If Goodman is a go as a prequel, Giancarlo Esposito, who played meth kingpin Gustavo Fring, would want to be involved. "Any chance I get to work with Giancarlo again, I would jump at the opportunity," Gilligan said. "He is a wonderful actor and such a sweet guy." Plus, Albuquerque would get an entirely new set of city tours to offer visitors.

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 3, 2013 3:21pm]


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