Bob Odenkirk says 'Better Call Saul' 'could have been hated for simply trying' to follow up 'Breaking Bad'

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Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman on the season six premiere of "Better Call Saul."Greg Lewis/AMC/Sony Pictures Television
  • Bob Odenkirk thanked fans for giving "Better Call Saul" a chance.

  • "We came out of maybe a lot of people's most favorite show ever and we could have been hated for simply trying to do a show," he said.

  • The "Breaking Bad" spinoff came to an end Monday night after six seasons on the air.

In the wake of the final episode of "Better Call Saul," actor Bob Odenkirk thanked the show's fans for giving it a chance.

"The fans: Thanks for giving us a chance," Odenkirk said in a video posted to Twitter early Monday morning. "We came out of maybe a lot of people's most favorite show ever, and we could have been hated for simply trying to do a show."

"But we weren't," he continued. "We were given a chance. And hopefully, we made the most of it."

The "Breaking Bad" prequel spinoff followed the downfall of Odenkirk's character Jimmy McGill and his turn into Walter White's criminal lawyer Saul Goodman. It ran for six seasons, coming to an end Monday night.

"Everybody's been asking me how I feel about saying goodbye to Saul Goodman and 'Better Call Saul,' and I'm not good at answering that question because it's frankly hard for me to look at that experience, and even at that character, too closely," Odenkirk said in the video.

"It's too many moving parts, and they fit together too beautifully, and it's a mystery to me how it even happened," he continued. "Thank you for watching."."

 

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