[TV] Vince Gilligan Says Better Call Saul Will Be Shot Like Breaking Bad Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 10.16.2013
Sticking with the one-hour format...
Vince Gilligan recently spoke with THR about the upcoming Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul, which will focus on Bob Odenkirk's lawyer character of Saul Goodman and will be a prequel to the original series. THR noted that the series will be "set in an office with a much lighter tone than that of its predecessor. If Bad was 75 percent dramatic and 25 percent comedic, Saul will be the opposite."
Check out the highlights from the interview below:
On the risk of doing a spin-off: "There's obviously a danger inherent in doing a spinoff. But I just love the character of Saul Goodman so much, and part of me doesn't want to say no to this world,."
On making the series a one-hour drama format: "We're both one-hour drama guys. So we figured, 'Why not shoot Saul in the same way?' Let's shoot it in Albuquerque, let's get as much of the crew back together as possible, and let's do it the way we did it before so that it will be of a piece with that pre-existing fictional universe that we had so much fun creating."
On the possibility of Breaking Bad characters showing up: "Personally, I'd have a hard time resisting putting all these guys in for a cameo or two every now and then."