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AMC Actually Considering a Saul-based Breaking Bad Spinoff

Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) - Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad's Vince Gilligan has been talking about a potential Better Call Saul spinoff for a while, but it never seemed like a serious possibility. Until now! Apparently AMC and Sony are earnestly"exploring" a possible show about the shady and wonderful lawyer Saul Goodman, according to Deadline. Gilligan and BB writer-producer Peter Gould are hashing out details, and reportedly a half-hour comedy version is one of the options on the table. Yes, you read that right: It's possible the Saul spinoff will be a half-hour comedy. On the one hand, yay, a Bob Odenkirk weird comedy, and more Saul! It's like a reverse Lou Grant! But on the other (handcuffed) hand, here be dragons: Can any show really flourish in Breaking Bad's shadow?

Photo: Ursula Coyote/AMC