Bob Odenkirk Talks Rumored ‘Breaking Bad’ Spin-Off About Saul Goodman
As previously reported, actors/comedians David Cross, Bob Odenkirk and Brian Posehn did a reddit AMA (ask me anything) today answering numerous questions from fans.
We talked about HBO’s GO’s lack of Mr. Show here, but another interesting bit to come out of the conversation was what Odenkirk had to say about the rumored Breaking Bad spin-off about his character Saul Goodman.
Saul spin-off? Don’t know. Really. I trust Vince Gilligan when he says he has a good idea for it, an idea that motivates him to want to work on it. Vince, obviously, can do anything he chooses at this point, so it’s a massive honor that he would put any mental effort into a Saul show. Peter Gould is a Breaking Bad writer who wrote the first script that Saul appeared in, and, I believe, Peter is interested in a possible Saul show. So…that’s a lot of goodwill and energy making it a possibility. But still, this is a creative endeavor we’re talking about, and then there’s the business side that would have to be worked out…so many hurdles. I am thrilled that people like the character enough to want that show to happen.
Hopefully if it happens, they have a back-up plan for Saul’s hair. This was Odenkirk’s response to another question about that:
That hair is not mine, it is five different components / pieces that get put into my head. I do not have it at home, the Smithsonian has it next to Fonzie’s jacket and Rerun’s turd from “What’s Happenin'” the episode where the toilet breaks.
Read the full AMA here. There are plenty of other topics discussed. Cross didn’t have much to share on what’s going on with Arrested Development, by the way.
In related news, there’s a Breaking Bad Collector’s Edition Blu-ray set coming out, and one of the bonus features is:
A Criminal Attorney: Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman -A look at the character Saul Goodman and the man who played him, Bob Odenkirk.