X-Files, Breaking Bad Producer Contemplating Breaking Bad Spinoff

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Vince Gilligan, who failed to make hay with a spinoff based on The X-Files's quirky comic relief The Lone Gunmen, is reportedly in talks with AMC to spin off quirky comic relief character Saul Goodman from Breaking Bad into his own series.

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Deadline reports the series may be an hourlong or half-hour, and is being conceived as a comedy vehicle for Bob Odenkirk, the famed comedian who plays Goodman on Breaking Bad. Gilligan, who created Breaking Bad, is putting together a treatment with series writer-producer Peter Gould, who co-created Saul in the series's second season.

“I would love to see a Saul Goodman spinoff,” Deadline quotes Gilligan as saying in a July 2012 interview. “I like the idea of a lawyer show in which the main lawyer will do anything it takes to stay out of a court of law. He’ll settle on the courthouse steps, whatever it takes to stay out of the courtroom. That would be fun — I would like that.”