AMC and Sony Pictures have confirmed a Breaking Bad prequel pilot focusing on the evolution of criminal lawyer Saul Goodman is to be produced at an unconfirmed date.
The programme entitled Better Call Saul will be a prequel to the imminently concluding Breaking Bad series - nominated for six Primetime Emmy Awards this year – after AMC yesterday confirmed they have reached a "licensing agreement" for the project.
AMC, said: “As conceived, the new series is based on the show's popular Saul Goodman character with the working title Better Call Saul. Plans call for Saul to be a one-hour prequel that will focus on the evolution of the popular Saul Goodman character before he ever became Walter White's lawyer.”
Bob Odenkirk who plays the crooked lawyer said to the Telegraph that Breaking Bad is “the golden goose I’m just thankful I got a chance to be in it”.
Breaking Bad lead Brian Cranston who plays the meth-cooking chemistry teacher Walter White won three top TV drama actor accolades while Aaron Paul who plays White’s former Chemistry student Jesse Pinkman won two best supporting actor awards.
The show will still feature executive producer Vince Gilligan and writer-producer Peter Gould.
With the prequel series announced fans are likely to continue with their acts of love for the show like making Breaking Bad themed ‘blue meth’ cupcakes or the unsanctioned release of Breaking Bad Lego meth lab sets.