Fans have been wondering just when and where the “Breaking Bad” spinoff series, “Better Call Saul” series would take place and whether we would see any crossover with the original series. This week, executive producer Peter Gould and co-showrunner Vince Gilligan confirmed that “Better Call Saul” would take place before, during, and after “Breaking Bad.” In fact, it will move back and forth over several decades.
Gould told New York Daily News,
“One of the great things about having a time line which is flexible is that perhaps some of it takes place before Breaking Bad, during Breaking Bad, and afterBreaking Bad. That gives us the ability to bring back characters that were killed on Breaking Bad.”
Though Gould doesn’t want fans to think of this series as Walter White memorabilia but a series all its own that is building off of an already established framework.
“We want to make a show that stands on its own, is its own story and is a brand extension,” Gould continued. “We think we have a story that is worth making. … We could never dream of the kind of success that Breaking Bad had and the love we got from the fans. But [with Saul,] at a certain point, you have to do the best job you can and tell the best story that entertains you, get a good response and hope people like it.”
Another interesting aspect of the series is that for the first time we get to see Saul in another aspect of his life outside of work.
“We’ve only seen Saul in his professional habitat. It will be interesting to see a more personal, intimate side of Saul Goodman.”
Despite the “Better Call Saul” premiere being pushed to 2015, it has prematurely been renewed for a second season.
“It’s tremendous for us because we get to plot out two seasons, and the way we work is similar to “Breaking Bad” as it is very serialized, and each episode builds on the last,” he said of the renewal. “That gives us a much bigger canvas to play with.”