AMC and Sony Pictures Television have reached a licensing deal for a Breaking Bad spinoff based on the drama’s Saul Goodman character, the companies announced Wednesday.
The hour-long spinoff, which has been in the works for months, has the working title Better Call Saul and would serve as a prequel to Breaking Bad focusing on the evolution of the Goodman character (Bob Odenkirk) before he became Walter White’s lawyer.
Better Call Saul is from Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan and series writer/producer Peter Gould. Word that the spinoff is moving forward comes a day after AMC canceled The Killing — again — after three seasons.
Breaking Bad has three episodes remaining in its final season, which has proved its most watched to-date, premiering to 5.9 million total viewers in August, more than double its debut last summer.
Source: Broadcasting & Cable, 9/11/13