'Breaking Bad' Creator on a Saul Goodman Spinoff and a New Blu-ray/DVD Scene [Exclusive Video]
Breaking Bad" series finale: a spinoff series starring Bob Odenkirk's character, attorney Saul Goodman, an idea that will be getting more and more of "Breaking Bad" series creator Vince Gilligan's attention as the postproduction work on the final eight episodes of "Bad" winds down.The only thing that could cushion the blow of the upcoming "
"It's very much [a possibility]," Gilligan tells Yahoo! TV. "I mean, nothing [is] signed on the dotted line. Nothing's written in stone, but we are working away on it. My writer and producer, Peter Gould, who created the character of Saul way back in Season 2, he and I have been talking, trying to figure out what a Saul Goodman show would look like. What would be the details of it, the particulars of it? And we're getting together to hash that out every chance we get.
"It's still in its very early days. [We're] trying to figure out, for instance, whether it's a prequel or a sequel. We're trying to figure out what kind of story we want to tell as it relates to Saul. But any story that at some point or another showed Saul at his peak, his abilities and his networking skills, would, I think, show the criminal underbelly of a fictional Albuquerque that really had Saul Goodman wired into pretty much the heart of it," continues Gilligan, who's currently editing the last four episodes of "Breaking Bad." "This is a guy who kind of knows everybody … everybody in town, all the major players. And he has a hand in the business every which way he can. So we just have to figure out exactly what kind of story we're telling. Is it a story about his creation of his own character? Because Saul Goodman, as he explains in his first episode [of "BB"], is not his real name. He is a self-created character, much like Heisenberg. Do we tell the story of his origins? We're still trying to hash that out. But there are a lot of fun possibilities."
"Breaking Bad" fans have no doubt marked August 11 on their calendars — that's when the final eight episodes of the series begin airing on AMC — but viewers looking for new action with Saul, Jesse (Aaron Paul), Skinny Pete (Charles Baker), and Jesse's new dancer friend only have to wait until next week, when a new eight-minute, uncensored scene debuts on the "Breaking Bad: The Fifth Season" DVD and Blu-ray boxed set (Sony).
And the new video is no mere bonus material/DVD and Blu-ray boxed set filler: As teased in the Yahoo! TV exclusive clip above, the "Breaking Bad" writers created a new scene that fits into the action of "Gliding All Over," and which provides a pivotal bit of backstory on the relationship between Jesse and drug-making/dealing mastermind Walter White (Bryan Cranston).