Production is now underway in Albuquerque, New Mexico on “Breaking Bad” spin-off series “Better Call Saul” with the first of two confirmed seasons on the way to air in early 2015.
Up until this point it has been believed that the show would be a straight prequel about sleazy lawyer Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk). As a result, other characters from “Breaking Bad” would appear only as early versions of their characters before we first met them in ‘Bad’.
Now though, co-creator and executive producer Peter Gould says the show isn’t going to be so rigid. Instead, it will jump around in time and could therefore feature more appearances from ‘Bad’ cast members at various stages in their character’s development. Gould tells New York Daily News:
“One of the great things about having a time line which is flexible is that perhaps some of it takes place before Breaking Bad, during Breaking Bad, and after Breaking Bad. That gives us the ability to bring back characters that were killed on the show.”
Those involved in the new series still want it to live up to the original show though:
“We want to make a show that stands on it own, is its own story and is a brand extension. We think we have a story that is worth making. We could never dream of the kind of success that Breaking Bad had and the love we got from the fans. But with Saul at a certain point you have to do the best job you can and tell the best story that entertains you, get a good response and hope people like it.”
Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks and Michael McKean star in the new series.