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Vince Gilligan Talks Plans For Better Call Saul

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Vince Gilligan, the creator of “Breaking Bad” recently spoke out about the upcoming spinoff series, “Better Call Saul.” The spinoff will feature everyone’s favorite character, the criminal lawyer, Saul Goodman, played by Bob Odenkirk. The series will be a prequel to “Break Bad,” set before Saul met Walter White and became embroiled in the world of the meth kingpin. 

Gilligan spoke about the difficulties in creating a spinoff series based on the side character. 

“There’s obviously a danger inherent in doing a spinoff,” Gilligan said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “But I just love the character of Saul Goodman [Bob Odenkirk] so much, and part of me doesn’t want to say no to this world.”

“Better Call Saul” was originally intended to be a half-hour sitcom, however, Gilligan and Goodman creator Peter Gould decided to return to the one-hour drama format.

“We’re both one-hour drama guys,” he said. “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.”

He went to explain that while it will be a drama series, we can expect a lot of comedy as well.

“While they’re still working through plot, they anticipate the series being 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. The challenge has been finding the dramatic tension in their lead character,” said the Hollywood Reporter.

Many fans of “Breaking Bad” are wondering whether or not there will be cameos of their beloved characters in the spinoff. Gilligan reassured us that it is a big possibility. 

“Personally, I’d have a hard time resisting putting all these guys in for a cameo or two every now and then,” said Gilligan.

Currently, AMC is tentatively planning for the premiere of “Better Call Saul” to be set sometime between August and October of 2014.

Final Season of Mad Men To Be Split In Half

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I am getting real sick of your shit, AMC. You may have some of the best shows on TV right now but damn it, you are just toying with us and you know it. AMC announced this week their plans to split the final season of “Mad Men” much like they did with the final season of “Breaking Bad.”

The 14 episode finale season will be equally portioned with seven episodes airing in spring of 2014, set to be called “The Beginning” and the final seven episodes called “The End of an Era” airing in the spring of 2015. Continue reading Final Season of Mad Men To Be Split In Half

“Better Call Saul” Series Moves Forward

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A few months ago we reported that a “Breaking Bad” spinoff was in the works for everyone’s favorite criminal lawyer, Saul Goodman. AMC recently confirmed that the project is definitely moving forward and (for the moment) is titled, “Better Call Saul.” Continue reading “Better Call Saul” Series Moves Forward

Breaking Bad: The Complete Series Hits Blu-ray on Nov. 26

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“Breaking Bad: The Complete Series” release in its entirety for Blu-Ray looks AWESOME. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment announced that the upcoming home entertainment release would feature a 16-disc set with all 62 episodes and more than 55 hours of special features. Also you could stuff a tiny dead body in the decorative barrel case. I mean if that is something you are into. Continue reading Breaking Bad: The Complete Series Hits Blu-ray on Nov. 26

The Walking Dead Season 4 Premiere Banner and Title Revealed

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AMC has revealed the banner, which you can see above, for the upcoming season 4 of their hit series, “The Walking Dead.” TVLine has also reported that the show’s premiere episode will be entitled, “30 Days Without an Accident.” This will be the first episode written by the new showrunner, Scott M. Gimple who replaced Glen Mazzara.
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AMC Releases Mad Men Season 6 Key Art

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AMC has officially released the official key art for the upcoming 6th season of its hit series, “Mad Men.” The illustration was created by veteran illustrator Brian Sanders.

The special two-hour premiere for Season 6 of Mad Men, airing Sunday, Apr. 7 at 9/8c,  was written by creator and executive producer, Matthew Weiner, and directed by executive producer, Scott Hornbacher. Following the premiere, Mad Men will return to its regular timeslot on Sun., Apr. 14, at 10/9c with an episode written by Jonathan Igla and Weiner, and directed by Jon Hamm.

“Mad Men” has received critical acclaim, particularly for its historical authenticity, visual style, costume design, acting, writing, and directing, and has won many awards, including fifteen Emmys and four Golden Globes. It is the first and only basic cable series to win the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series, winning it in each of its first four seasons in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011. In 2013, TV Guide ranked it #6 in its list of The 60 Greatest Dramas of All Time.

You can see the season 6 key art above.