Netflix Grabs ‘Breaking Bad’ Spinoff ‘Better Call Saul’
Our favorite show may be over and done with, but according to an announcement from Netflix, Better Call Saul is just beginning.
Yesterday morning (Dec. 16), the streaming service announced that every episode of the Breaking Bad spinoff will be available on Netflix as soon as it concludes its run on AMC in 2014.
“‘Breaking Bad’ is widely recognized as one of the great TV experiences in this new golden age of television … it has also proven very popular with Netflix subscribers around the world,” Netflxi chief content officer Ted Sarandos said in a statement, according to Digital Spy. “This spinoff promises to continue its tradition of powerful storytelling.”
For those who don’t know about the show, Better Call Saul finds everyone’s favorite sketchy attorney-at-law, Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk), before his time with Bryan Cranston’s Walter White. Odenkirk himself noted that it could be both a prequel or a sequel to the series.
Given the enormous cultural impact that Netflix has had on the survival and success of Breaking Bad, TV binge-watchers are primed and ready to jump back into Vince Gilligan’s world of intrigue and seediness.
Better Call Saul will retain the one-hour drama format of its predecessor, though the tone will skew more towards the black comedy the series did so well. And even though they will no longer focus solely on Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul’s sublime characters, they may pop up for cameos.