Netflix wins rights to Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul
The show will be broadcast on Netflix UK after it airs in the US
Netflix has won the rights to stream a spin-off series of the hit US TV drama Breaking Bad.
Better Call Saul, which will charter the antics of the original programme’s corrupt lawyer, will be aired in the UK after its broadcast in the US.
Bob Odenkirk will take centre stage in the spin-off as Saul Goodman, who aided former chemistry teacher Walter White, played by Bryan Cranston, to build a drug empire in Breaking Bad.
Netflix UK is yet to confirm the exact date when Better Call Saul will be available for streaming.
Ted Sarandos, Netflix chief content officer, said: “ 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. We are proud to be in business with Sony Pictures Television to bring Saul Goodman to our subscribers around the world."
Details about Better Call Saul’s plot remain unclear, but creator Vince Gilligan recently hinted at original stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul making an appearance.
“I'd have a hard time resisting putting all these guys in for a cameo or two every now and then,” he told The Hollywood Reporter in October.
Steve Mosko, president of Sony Pictures Television, said: "Coming off of the overwhelming success of Breaking Bad, we're excited to continue our collaboration with Vince, as well as Peter Gould, and that fans around the world will be able to embrace 'Saul'."
Video: Sixty-one per cent 'binge watch' shows
Is the comedy album making a comeback?comedy
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Secret Cinema: Why were Back to the Future screenings cancelled?
- 2 Christians: The world's most persecuted people
- 3 The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts
- 4 Thatcher ‘was warned of Tory child sex party claims’
- 5 The Simpsons Family Guy trailer: First look at crossover episode after Comic-Con debut
Secret Cinema: Why were Back to the Future screenings cancelled?
Game of Thrones season 4 blooper reel unveiled at Comic-Con 2014
Fifty Shades of Grey trailer provokes moral backlash from US parenting groups
Best movies on Netflix UK and US: 32 films that will end your endless scrolling
Doctor Who series 8: Watch Peter Capaldi in new ‘Listen!’ teaser trailer
The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Were 'Poor Doors' added to mixed developments so wealthy residents don't have to go in alongside social housing tenants?
Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
Opponents of Israel's military operation in Gaza are the real enemies of Middle Eastern peace
A new Russian revolution: The cracks are starting to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc