1. When it was announced that crooked lawyer Saul Goodman would be getting his own spin-off, Breaking Bad fans got very excited.
We knew “Saul Goodman” was an identity that the character had created for himself. So when creator Vince Gilligan suggested that the series could be a prequel, everyone assumed it would be the story of how he became this character.
2. Now, actor Bob Oderkirk has been talking about the project and that may not be so simple.
He told IGN: “I’ve talked to Vince [Gilligan] and Peter [Gould] who are writing and creating the series about this, and I’ve said that a lot of people want to see what happens next to Saul. So I don’t know what they’re going to do. I know they’ve talked about prequel, but they’ve also talked to me about sequel, and they’ve also talked to me about prequel and sequel.”
3. Oderkirk has his own ideas about where Saul came from, but he’s keeping quiet.
The actor continued: “I wouldn’t go into too much detail, because I don’t want to influence Vince at all in his efforts. I’m approaching this the way I approached Breaking Bad, which is, ‘Vince, you write it and you hand it to me and I will figure out my part. And I will try not to own the universe, or tell you what happens, or dictate anything. I will do the job of an actor, which is take the script, study it, think about it, feel it and ask myself, ‘who is this person and how do I be him?”