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So when in the Breaking Bad timeline will Better Call Saul take place?

July 1st, 2014 by Marc Comments

With production now under way on the Breaking Bad spin-off, Better Call Saul, people are starting to wonder how – and where – this will fit into the show’s timeline.

Well, now, thanks to The NY Daily News, we can confirm that the first two (confirmed) seasons will take place, em, all over the place, really.

The show, about lawyer Saul Goodman, has been rumoured to be a prequel to Breaking Bad but now it seems it’ll be more than just that. Co-creator and executive producer Peter Gould says: “One of the great things about having a time line which is flexible is that perhaps some of it takes place before Breaking Bad, during Breaking Bad, and after Breaking Bad. That gives us the ability to bring back characters that were killed on the show.

“We want to make a show that stands on it own, is its own story and is a brand extension. We think we have a story that is worth making. We could never dream of the kind of success that Breaking Bad had and the love we got from the fans. But with Saul at a certain point you have to do the best job you can and tell the best story that entertains you, get a good response and hope people like it.”

So, not just a straight sequel or prequel, but rather it will co-exist along the original timeline of Breaking Bad. We’ll know how that works early in 2015…

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….