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'Breaking Bad' creator: Saul spin-off 'very much' a possibility

May 31, 2013 at 10:24 AM ET

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Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman on "Breaking Bad."

Will Saul Goodman find new life after "Breaking Bad"?

Vince Gilligan, creator of the AMC hit, offered an update on a proposed spin-off centering on the criminally gifted lawyer played by Bob Odenkirk. Though the spin-off is in early development and no deals are done, Gilligan told Yahoo TV the project is still “very much” a possibility.

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“Nothing's written in stone, but we are working away on it,” Gilligan said. “My writer and producer, Peter Gould, who created the character of Saul way back in season two, he and I have been talking, trying to figure out what a Saul Goodman show would look like. What would be the details of it, the particulars of it? And we're getting together to hash that out every chance we get.”

Gilligan added they are trying to decide if the show would work better as a sequel or a prequel to "Breaking Bad."

Saul Goodman has connected Walter White (Bryan Cranston) with some of the worst of Albuquerque’s underbelly, and knows “all the major players” in town, Gilligan said.

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"So we just have to figure out exactly what kind of story we're telling. Is it a story about his creation of his own character? Because Saul Goodman, as he explains in his first episode, is not his real name,” Gilligan said. “He is a self-created character, much like Heisenberg. Do we tell the story of his origins? We're still trying to hash that out. But there are a lot of fun possibilities.

"Breaking Bad returns with the second half of its fifth and final season Aug. 11 on AMC.

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