'Breaking Bad' spinoff to feature Saul Goodman

'Breaking Bad' spinoff to feature Saul Goodman

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NEW YORK, NY - JULY 31: (EDITORS NOTE: This image was processed using digital filters) Actor Bob Odenkirk attends The Film Society Of Lincoln Center And AMC Celebration Of "Breaking Bad" Final Episodes at The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Walter Reade Theatre on July 31, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on September 11, 2013 at 4:27 PM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 11 at 4:29 PM

NEW YORK (AP) -- AMC is calling Saul Goodman for a spinoff of the network's drama series "Breaking Bad."

AMC and Sony Pictures Television on Wednesday confirmed the long-discussed spinoff, which will feature the popular supporting character from "Breaking Bad" in a one-hour prequel tentatively titled "Better Call Saul."

Played by Bob Odenkirk, Goodman is the sleazy New Mexico lawyer whose clients include "Breaking Bad" antiheroes Walter White and Jesse Pinkman, who manufacture crystal meth.

AMC said the new series would focus on Goodman before he crossed paths with those drug czars. The network provided no further details.

The 50-year-old Odenkirk's credits include "Saturday Night Live," "The Larry Sanders Show" and, paired with David Cross, HBO's "Mr. Show" sketch-comedy series.

"Breaking Bad" concludes its much-acclaimed five-season run on Sept. 29.

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