We’ve just gotten some news regarding the potential Breaking Bad spin-off series, which many people are wondering about after Walter White’s critically acclaimed drama ended with a bang. Now, before you continue, be aware that there may be some unintentional/unavoidable spoilage in the following paragraphs, so if you haven’t finished Breaking Bad yet then you best look away! Look away, I say!
Bob Odenkirk chatted with IGN about the possibilities of his future series, Better Call Saul, and he was quite uncertain about where the story would go. But he did give some juicy ideas as to what we might be able to expect in the future with regards to how the story will be told.
“Well, 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 do 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 a mix of prequel and sequel.”
When asked if he, as an actor, developed a back story for his character, he said he did in fact do so: “Yeah, 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 then you hand it to me and I will figure out my part.’ And I will not try 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 is and how do I be him?’
It’s been incredibly freeing to do that. You know my resume. You know I’ve directed, produced, and written. And when you do all of those things, acting is a lot less fun and you have a lot less energy and focus as an actor because you’re thinking of all the things revolving around the character, rather than just playing the role.”
What do you think about this strange prequel/sequel hybrid. It’s quite an interesting idea, though the massive jumps could muddle the overall narrative. Or . . . . It could be THE BEST THING EVER.