Netflix Acquires Streaming Rights To ‘Breaking Bad’ Spinoff ‘Better Call Saul’
Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 at 4:00 pm
Breaking Bad was on the brink of being cancelled before the show found new life when people started to watch it on Netflix. So thanks in part to that, AMC extended the series for a few more seasons and turned it into the critically acclaimed show that it is today. And now, the two are going to make their relationship more public.
Netflix has just announced that it will stream Better Call Saul, the Breaking Bad prequel/sequel, days after each episode airs. Deadline reports Netflix and Breaking Bad producer Sony Pictures Television have all signed a deal that will allow the spinoff series to be available for all of the streaming service’s territories. Which means, the entire series will be ready to watch on Netflix, once season one is complete.
Of the spinoff series, Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos says:
“Breaking Bad is widely recognized as one of the great TV experiences in this new golden age of television. It has also proven very popular with Netflix subscribers around the world. This spin-off promises to continue its tradition of powerful storytelling.”
Better Call Saul will follow the origins of Albuquerque’s silver-tongued mall lawyer as he makes a name for himself for criminals, degenerates, and anyone who is looking to make a quick buck. Bob Odenkirk returns to reprise his role as Saul Goodman, with creator Vince Gilligan and Breaking Bad showrunner Peter Gould also returning to work on the prequel.