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OTRC: 'Breaking Bad' spinoff about Saul Goodman in the works

Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) appears in a scene from season 5 of AMC's 'Breaking Bad.' (Ursula Coyote / AMC)

A "Breaking Bad" spinoff focusing on Walter White's and Jesse Pinkman's snarky criminal lawyer, Saul Goodman, is in the works, OTRC.com has learned.

AMC and Sony Pictures Television said in a statement to OTRC.com on Wednesday, Sept. 11, that the new show's working title is "Better Call Saul," Goodman's commercial slogan. The popular character is played by comedian Bob Odenkirk.

"Plans call for Saul to be a one-hour prequel that will focus on the evolution of the popular Saul Goodman character before he ever became Walter White's lawyer," the statement said.

The news comes more than two weeks ahead of the AMC series finale. "Breaking Bad" debuted in 2008 and stars Bryan Cranston as White, a chemistry teacher who begins a secret side job as a crystal meth maker after he is diagnosed with cancer. Pinkman, played by Aaron Paul, plays his partner. The two are clients of Goodman, a lawyer who helps them launder money and get them out of messes.

"Breaking Bad" is set to end on Sept. 29 after five seasons. A week beforehand, the show will compete for 13 Emmys at the 2013 ceremony. Check out a full list of 2013 Emmy nominees here.

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