'Better Call Saul': 'Breaking Bad' prequel OK'd

There's still no way to know if anyone will survive this season of AMC's "Breaking Bad," but it looks as if Bob Odenkirk won't be looking for work immediately.

AMC and Sony  confirmed Wednesday that they'd reached a "licensing agreement" for a one-hour spinoff of the show, starring Odenkirk's character, a lawyer who's been providing advice, legal and otherwise, to chemistry teacher-turned-meth mogul Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and his cooking partner Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul)  since Season 2.

"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," said the statement from AMC, which didn't specify whether AMC was ordering a pilot or going directly to series or to what extent "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan would be involved.




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