Season five of Breaking Bad premiered last Sunday to just around 3 million (happy) fans and viewers. The ch*t hit the fan as we found out just how low Walt would stoop to bring Jesse around to his side of things.
That, and they like MAGNETS!
But enough about that.
(Extra Tidbit: Breaking Bad earned 13 Emmy nominations this week)
During Comic-Con the show’s creator, Vince Gilligan, was talking with the website IndieWire about what he’s looking to do after Breaking Bad comes to a close after next year’s episodes. And in that conjectural moment, he tossed out that he’d love to see a spin-off with Saul (Bob Odenkirk) at the center of it.
He emphasized that this is only words in his head right now but that he and Odenkirk think they could make the sleazy lawyer show work.
And admittedly, it seems mildly brilliant. But what time-frame? In the spirit of a book called Ender’s Shadow, the spin-off could take place during the time of Breaking Bad. That would give fans a great association point with the series as Saul references dealing with some PIA off-screen, to his other clients.
But if we’re going to talk spin-offs, don’t we have a ton of characters to ponder? Or even prequels.
We have Walt’s partner, Jesse. His brother-in-law, Hank. Even Mike, the enforcer! We could even have a tense partnership type show where Hank and Mike work together on things I mean, it seems like there’s a lot of source material from the show for a spin-off.
Or, I’m smoking more corn silk and the show should be left alone as is and let us admire what has come and gone.
Do you think a Breaking Bad spin-off would be a cool idea? I do, if the same creative team stuck by it!
[ indiewire ]