'Breaking Bad' Spinoff Greenlit at AMC

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September 11th, 2013

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via press release:

AMC AND SONY PICTURES TELEVISION STATEMENT
ON Breaking Bad SPINOFF

NEW YORK, NY, Sept. 11, 2013 – AMC and Sony Pictures Television confirmed today that they have reached a licensing agreement for a spinoff of Vince Gilligan’s landmark AMC/SPT series Breaking Bad. As conceived, the new series is based on the show’s popular Saul Goodman character with the working title Better Call Saul. Plans call for Saul to be a one-hour prequel that will focus on the evolution of the popular Saul Goodman character before he ever became Walter White’s lawyer.

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About AMC
Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade or creating acclaimed original programming, AMC brings to its audience something deeper, something richer, Something More. The network reigns as the only cable network in history ever to win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series four years in a row, and boasts the most-watched drama series in basic cable history with The Walking Dead. AMC’s original drama series include Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Hell On Wheels and Low Winter Sun.  The network recent greenlit two new drama series, working titles Halt & Catch Fire and Turn, both of which will be premiering in 2014.  AMC also explores authentic worlds with bold characters through its slate of unscripted original series like Comic Book Men, Small Town Security, Talking Dead, Talking Bad and Freakshow. AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, Sundance Channel, and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC: Something More.

About Sony Pictures Television
Sony Pictures Television is one of the television industry’s leading content providers, producing and distributing programming worldwide in every genre including comedy, drama and reality series, telefilms and theatrical releases, for every platform.  SPT is a leader in local language production around the world with 19 production companies outside the US, and also sells SPE-owned formats in approximately 88 countries.  SPT's worldwide television networks portfolio includes 124 channel feeds, which are available in 159 countries reaching more than 800 million households.  Additionally, SPT owns multiplatform video service Crackle and is a part owner of GSN, 3net, FEARnet, and ITN Networks, Inc.

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  • Mike

    Is is it a movie of tv series

  • John A

    Why? I hate the actor and Charactor.

  • tv#1

    Could be good. I would be interested in watching it.

  • jreagan

    Ugh! I’d rather see a spinoff about carwashes.

  • landon

    Interesting!!

  • sam

    Yes!!!! Sauls my fav character

  • Cookie

    I’d rather see a Skylar spin off with her getting into some dirty business of her own.

  • Igwell

    I didn’t watch Breaking Bad, but I would watch this.

  • James

    @Igwell
    Why would anyone who doesn’t watch Breaking Bad have any interest in watching this?

  • EatMorePez

    @John A

    So you think your personal tastes should drive the programming decisions at AMC?

  • Dan S

    I’m absolutely thrilled to see a prequel. This way we can revisit some popular characters like Mike who died during the series run. It should be a solid performer for AMC.

  • Mark

    I want a sequel about Brandon Mayhew. The show would be called Breaking BADger.

  • Michael

    The last two lines are missing from the press release. They said:

    “AMC and Sony Pictures Television have no intention of breaking into the home of John A to force him to watch this exciting new series. It is being made for other people who are interested in seeing it, and we will happily allow him to watch something else instead.”

  • John A

    Look just stating my opininn. I really like Breaking Bad but just dont like this guy is all.

  • Harry Ballsachss

    I love Breaking Bad, Saul, and Odenkirk, but I think this is going to be terrible. He’s a great character who is great for a scene here and there, but a full show of him? That’s going to get old real fast.

  • Dan

    This is gonna be great Saul is such a good character

  • Igwell

    Why would anyone who doesn’t watch Breaking Bad have any interest in watching this?

    It’s a different premise.

  • Malamute Dad

    Does the fact that this has been “greenlit” mean that it will definitely be broadcast? Or does it mean that it will go into development and later re-evaluated for a final decision

    And, any ideas on when it could be ready for broadcast

    Thanks for any input on this

  • richard

    This could be good. Hopefully we can see some of the recurring charcters. I think Tuco should get a spinoff because he is one of the best, if not THE best character the show has. Maybe if Todd and Uncle Jack survive Breaking Bad they can get their own spinoff too?

  • james

    usually spinoffs dont do anything for me but this one sounds really good saul is easily the best character from breaking bad and itd be very interesting to see how he got into that line of work

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