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'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."

"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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