Breaking Bad's season premiere is a little over a month away, but creator Vince Gilligan has his eyes on the future—and that future involves Sir Saul Goodman.
As has been reported before, everyone's favorite crooked lawyer may be coming back soon via a spinoff series, Better Call Saul. Gilligan told The Wrap yesterday that he and producer Peter Gould will pitch the show to Breaking Bad producer Sony, and while "it's not a done deal yet, it's definitely something we're full speed ahead on trying to get going."
As for whether it'll be a half-hour sitcom or an hour-long drama—please be sitcom—Gilligan said that particular detail is still up in the air:
There's a way to do both versions of the show. There's a way to make it a half-hour show and make it a little more -- I don’t want to say sitcom-y, but a little more traditionally half-hour comedic. Or there's a way to do it where it fits more snuggly in with the "Breaking Bad" universe, in which it's an hour-long show. As you can imagine with Saul Goodman as a character, a show like that would have to have plenty of humor to it. But also because he works for some pretty scary clientele sometimes, there'd be a bit of drama in it as well. We're trying to nail that down. As of yet, we haven't completely figured that out ourselves.
He also mentioned the show may wind up being a prequel to Breaking Bad, which would make more sense, since we're barrelling down a dark, dark path this season, and it might be tonally off to follow up with a comedy. In which case, please sign Giancarlo Esposito right now.