07/03/2013 08:30 am ET

'Breaking Bad' Spinoff Update: Saul Goodman Series Could Be A Prequel


The proposed "Breaking Bad" spinoff following Saul Goodman could be a prequel, according to TheWrap.

"Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan spoke with TheWrap about his plans post-"Breaking Bad" and said his only project is the spinoff series starring Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman. That series could be a half-hour or hour prequel series and feature former "Breaking Bad" players who died during the show's run.

"Those are the two big questions we ask ourselves -- is it a half hour or an hour, is it a prequel or a sequel? But having said that, I have to be coy as to whether it even could be a sequel. Because you never know, when the dust settles at the end of our final eight episodes, where everybody's gonna be and who's gonna be left standing. I can't even say for sure that it could be a sequel. It may be, it may not," Gilligan said.

Gilligan is working on the spinoff with Peter Gould, the writer who introduced the character to "Breaking Bad" in Season 2.

"It's not a done deal yet, but it's definitely something we're full speed ahead on trying to get going," Gilligan said.

Gilligan hasn't been shy about revealing his plans for a "Breaking Bad" spinoff. Talk of a series following lawyer Saul Goodman cropped up in 2012.

“I would love to see a Saul Goodman spinoff show when it’s all said and done,” Gilligan told EW in November 2012. “I think that would present itself pretty nicely, storywise ... I think a Saul Goodman show could have great legs. I love the idea of a lawyer who will do anything to avoid going to court. He’s always going to settle on the courthouse steps."

Chatter about the series picked up again in early 2013.

"I personally would like to see it happen, because I think it would be its own creation and its own creature, and I think it would exist in a 'Breaking Bad' universe, as it centres on a character that was integral to 'Breaking Bad,' but I think it’s its own thing. It’s like comparing an apple to an orange. Or white meth to blue meth," Gilligan told Empire.

"Breaking Bad" kicks off its final eight-episode run in August. Series star Aaron Paul said he couldn't be happier with how the show ends. "You guys are gonna s--- your pants!" he said.

"Breaking Bad" returns Sunday, August 11 at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.

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