Netflix Will Continue Its 'Breaking Bad' Relationship With 'Better Call Saul'

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Netflix announced a deal with Sony that will see it exclusively streaming coming Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul in Europe and Latin America shortly after it airs in the U.S. next year. In the U.S. and Canada, the show will be available on Netflix just after the season finale on AMC.

In other words, Netflix will be the exclusive subscription television service in all its territories for the show as it is in some for Breaking Bad.

Ahead of the final season of Breaking Bad, Netflix announced a similar deal to stream its episodes in the UK the day after they aired.

"'Breaking Bad' is widely recognized as one of the great TV experiences in this new golden age of television," said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. "It has also proven very popular with Netflix subscribers around the world. This spin-off promises to continue its tradition of powerful storytelling. We are proud to be in business with Sony Pictures Television to bring Saul Goodman to our subscribers around the world."

"Coming off of the overwhelming success of 'Breaking Bad,' we're excited to continue our collaboration with Vince [Gilligan, creator], as well as Peter Gould, and that fans around the world will be able to embrace 'Saul,'" said Steve Mosko, President of Sony Pictures Television.

Here's the description for Better Call Saul, according to Netflix:

Starring Bob Odenkirk and co-created and executive produced by "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan, "Better Call Saul" tells the story of mall-based super lawyer Saul Goodman in the years before he became Walter White's attorney. From parking tickets to mass murder, from slip-and-fall to bond fraud, Saul handles it all.

Rumor has it that much of the show will take place inside the courtroom. It sounds like Bryan Cranston is up for a cameo, should the opportunity arise.

Netflix subscribers in the U.S. are still waiting for the final episodes of Breaking Bad to become available.

Image: AMC

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