Break­ing Bad spin-off com­ing

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THE cre­ator of TV show Break­ing Bad is cook­ing up plans to re­boot the show in a spin-off se­ries. The pop­u­lar drama, which stars Bryan Cranston as a dis­il­lu­sioned school chem­istry teacher who turns to mak­ing drugs to pay for his can­cer treat­ment, will come to an end later this year fol­low­ing the con­clu­sion of sea­son five in the au­tumn. How­ever, the show’s cre­ator, Vince Gil­li­gan, has re­vealed he is work­ing on a spin-off cen­tred on Bob Odenkirk’s (pic­tured) shifty lawyer char­ac­ter Saul Good­man. Gil­li­gan in­sists he hasn’t agreed to a deal to bring the spin-off to TV, but he is de­vot­ing all his free time to the pro­ject. ‘‘Noth­ing’s writ­ten in stone, but we are work­ing away on it. My writer and pro­ducer, Peter Gould, who cre­ated the char­ac­ter of Saul way back in sea­son two, he and I have been talk­ing, try­ing to fig­ure out what a Saul Good­man show would look like,’’ Gil­li­gan tells Ya­hoo TV. ‘‘What would be the de­tails of it, the par­tic­u­lars of it? And we’re get­ting to­gether to hash that out ev­ery chance we get,’’ he says. Gil­li­gan ad­mits, how­ever, that they haven’t yet de­cided whether to con­tinue the story af­ter the end of Break­ing Bad, or cre­ate a pre­quel re­veal­ing the lawyer’s shady back­ground. ‘‘We just have to fig­ure out ex­actly what kind of story we’re telling. But there are a lot of fun pos­si­bil­i­ties.’’ Break­ing Bad con­cludes in the US in Septem­ber.

Break­ing Bad: Mon­days, 9.30pm, ABC2; Daily, var­i­ous times, FX.

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