By Will Ashton
We’ve been told that Better Call Saul, the prequel to Breaking Bad, will be a prequel to explain how Saul Goodman became who he was when we were introduced to him in season two. While his ending was open-ended, AMC was always quick to note that the show would not be a sequel series. But, according to star Bob Odenkirk, the idea of the show being a sequel may not be too much of a stretch for creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould.
Also, spoilers for Breaking Bad below.
IGN spoke to the actor about having the show be a sequel rather than/as well as a prequel, and he responded by saying:
“Well, I’ve talked to Vince (Gilligan) and Peter (Gould), who are writing and creating the series, about this and I’ve said that a lot of people do want to see what happens to next to Saul. So, I don’t know what they’re going to do. I know they’ve talked about prequel, but they’ve also talked to me about sequel, and they’ve also talked to me about a mix of prequel and sequel.”
Considering that the show left Saul leaving for Nebraska to, supposedly, set up shop as a manager of Cinnabon, it’s possible that they could continue Saul’s story. But seeing as how Gilligan wants to have stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul return for cameos, however, it would seem that it would be more likely that the show be either a hybrid or a straight prequel before it would go on to be a direct sequel, especially considering how Cranston’s character ended the series.
But Odenkrik even addressed the supposed cameos when he said, “this is its own thing; Oh my God, I told Peter and Vince, right away I said, ‘Look man, let us make this fresh for everyone. There might be a cameo here or there, but I don’t know. We’re going to do a new show.”
Whichever way they decide to take the series, the show-runners need to decide pretty soon, as, according to Odenkirk, work on the show is supposed to start fairly soon. “Well, supposedly the writers are starting up in two or three weeks, so they’re trying to get that ready,” Odenkirk said.