BREAKING BAD Spin-Off Series BETTER CALL SAUL Could Be a Prequel and a Sequel | Collider
In the penultimate episode of Breaking Bad, we saw that Saul had given up any hope of retaining his law practice, and he went to start a new life in Nebraska. Previously, it seemed like Better Call Saul would firmly be a prequel series, but Odenkirk tells IGN that Gilligan and Gould are looking at other options:
Well, I’ve talked to Vince (Gilligan) and Peter (Gould), who are writing and creating the series, about this and I’ve said that a lot of people do want to see what happens to next to Saul. So, I don’t know what they’re going to do. I know they’ve talked about prequel, but they’ve also talked to me about sequel, and they’ve also talked to me about a mix of prequel and sequel.
Odenkirk also says the writers are set to get to work in a few weeks, and that the show will be 70% drama and 30% comedy.
I know I’ll watch the show (or at least the first couple of episodes), but part of me wants to leave well enough alone. Even though Walt is dead and Jesse is in the wind, the universe still feels fragile, and trying to change or augment it through a spin-off series is risky. I don’t feel the need to see anymore, and the end of Saul’s arc is a good ending for the character. His punishment—losing everything including his identity—fit the crime, especially when he joined “Team Kill Jesse”. A new series could be entertaining, but it still feels unnecessary.
THE WALKING DEAD Producers Comment on the Absence of The Governor | Collider
I think Gimple has done a real good job heightening the drama while sharpening the focus this season. It's early, and showrunners have a shelf life, but the fact that he was able to come in and put his stamp on the show, if this article is even partial truth, says good things. If they can stick the landing with the half season and full season finales he will go a long way to erasing the 'shoe is gonna drop' feeling that I think we all have in varying degrees.
wow...I mean WOW. ****ing tremendous episode. Just as good as it gets.
oh hell...that ending. The foot is on the neck and lets hope they dont let up. Damned good stuff. almost too tense...
It was great and very tense how everything was going to hell at the same time. Of course, what are the odds that pretty much everyone who wasn't a character from last season died from the sickness and everyone who was a character from last season survived?
Really liked the part where Rick was reconnecting with Carl as they tried to brace the fence. Too bad the people in the prison let those zombies build up, but then they were pretty occupied by the sickness.
Great episode. Just hope they don't fall into the same trap and we see the governor sooner rather than later. The 7 episodes searching for Sophia and the the 7 episodes waiting for the gov vs prison fight made those two half seasons suck.
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HELL ON WHEELS Renewed for Season 4; AMC Orders 13 Episodes | Collider
in other news...News of the Hell on Wheels season four renewal comes courtesy of TV Line. AMC president Charlie Collier had this to say:
“AMC has served passionate Western fans for three decades, so it is particularly gratifying to see these viewers capping off their Saturdays with an original Western on what has historically been a tough night of the week for television. Our commitment to the genre is unwavering and we look forward to continuing to super-serve this audience with an expanded fourth season of Hell on Wheels.”
The network has not released any official word on the status of Low Winter Sun, a new drama that has yet to find itself an audience. In the absence of Breaking Bad, the hope is that binge watching and streaming video will boost interest in the show. AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan had this to say about the changing nature of how audiences view content (via THR):
“There is, as a consequence of the technology, this new phenomenon that really does seem to be occurring. We have to be very careful about not being precipitous in our judgment of TV shows as to whether they can build a head of steam. So as it relates to Low Winter Sun, we’re evaluating … I thought that the last few episodes were quite different and better and more urgent than the first part of the season. I think the backdrop is sort of interesting. We’ll have to evaluate exactly what we do and how much benefit the mid-season/off-season effect can be. But it’s not to be underestimated.”