We're still on the fence about AMC's decision to spin 'Breaking Bad' off into a prequel-sequel of sorts with Bob Odenkirk's 'Better Call Saul,' and while we know at least one familiar face will be around, we've been wondering who else might pop up. Now, we've learned of several new characters 'Better Call Saul' will introduce as part of its regular cast, but can the show succeed without its most popular franchise stars?
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We're still not sure if we want 'Breaking Bad' to open up its doors once more for the proposed 'Better Call Saul' prequel spinoff, though the recent revelation that we'd at least have Jonathan Banks back as Mike certainly helped. Now, Dean Norris becomes the latest 'Breaking Bad' cast member to weigh in on the possibility of a return along with an update on Aaron Paul's interest.
It's been awhile since we've heard much from 'Breaking Bad''s Spanish language remake 'Metastasis,' at least since the first trailer back in October, now that 'Better Call Saul' dominates the conversation. So while we wait for a return to the original world of Walter White, check out an epic 6-minute preview of the Spanish language 'Metastasis,' along with new details on its own Saul Goodman!
We weren't over the moon by the initial revelation that AMC would parlay 'Breaking Bad''s colossal success into prequel spinoff 'Better Call Saul,' but if we have to explore Saul Goodman's pre-Walter White past, our favorite New Mexican lawyer will at least keep some fine company. 'Breaking Bad' veteran Jonathan Banks (Mike Ehrmantraut) will co-captain 'Better Call Saul' alongside Bob Odenkirk, but how regular will Mike's presence be?
We're still in enough disbelief over 'Breaking Bad''s ultimate end this past year, let alone that Saul Goodman's story will continue as spinoff prequel 'Better Call Saul,' but it seems we may return to 'Breaking Bad''s world even sooner than anticipated. Netflix has closed a deal with AMC to stream 'Better Call Saul' through all territories, making the drama available sooner than we'd expected in 2014.
While rumor has it that the 'Breaking Bad' spinoff (tentatively titled) 'Better Call Saul' could unfold as much post "Felina" as before we met Walter White's clownish lawyer, we still have a relatively small picture of what story Saul Goodman might have to tell. Enter series star Bob Odenkirk, who claims we might see Saul in the place we'd least expect to find him: a court of law!
Love or hate that 'Breaking Bad' will likely spin its enduring popularity into the prequel spinoff series 'Better Call Saul,' the question remains why creator Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould chose to set the drama in the past, rather than explore other aspects of the character. Prequel discussion may be premature however, as Bob Odenkirk claims we might see a bit of post-'Breaking Bad' Saul as well!
Even two weeks later, the 'Breaking Bad' finale continues to resonate with fans and build a legacy for creator Vince Gilligan as one of the more visionary TV creators of our time. Gilligan's work is far from over, however, as a lengthy new profile with the 'Breaking Bad' showrunner reveals the true secrets behind Walter White's final stand, and offers revealing new insight into the proposed 'Better Call Saul' prequel spinoff.
Devastated though we may be that 'Breaking Bad' will soon come to a close, leaving our jaws on the desert floor with each subsequent episode, we didn't think the real nightmare would ever come to pass. Spinoff series 'Better Call Saul' has officially been greenlit at AMC as a prequel to the story of Walter White, and there doesn't seem to be enough blue stuff in the world to cope with the news.