'Breaking Bad' spins off with Saul Goodman 

“Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan has shed more light on his next project, a spinoff based on Bob Odenkirk’s lovable sleazeball Saul Goodman.

He tells the Hollywood Reporter the show also will take place in Albuquerque, N.M., but lean more toward comedy than the 75 percent drama to 25 percent comedy on “Breaking Bad.” Jesse and Walt also will appear.

So far, we know Saul is a chubby chaser with a sharp brain and lots of dangerous friends. Slated for a late summer release next year, the show should be awesome!

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