“Better Call Saul” season 2 has premiered on Netflix in the UK and the show will definitely stay where it is.
Show creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould revealed to Radio Times why a deal was sealed with Netflix.
The two said the deal was an” easy choice” after getting the UK audience to tune in to “Breaking Bad.” “Better Call Saul” is a spinoff of the AMC hit drama. The show was originally purchased by Channel 5 but was dropped after just two seasons.
Gilligan revealed, “If it wasn’t for Netflix, you would never have heard of “Breaking Bad.” You might’ve seen one or two episodes on terrestrial British television before it was cancelled but Netflix allowed everyone to catch up and I can’t tell you how grateful I am for that.”
Gould also has all good things to say about Netflix. “From all accounts they do not insert themselves too vigorously into the creative process. They let the folks they hire tell the stories they wanna tell. So I’ve got nothing but good things to say about them,” he said.
No wonder “Better Call Saul” executives have so much trust with the online streaming provider.
Gilligan also believed that streaming video on demand will be the future of TV series. “But I do think that in this case, streaming video on demand, some form of a-la-carte or on demand viewing, is probably the future,” he said.
AMC allowed Netflix to syndicate the final season of “Breaking Bad” and offer episodes soon after they aired in the US. The same applies to its spin-off. Due to licensing agreements, only the first episode is available at Netflix, with the succeeding episodes appearing on a week-by-week basis, Engadget noted.
Meanwhile, Bob Odenkirk, who plays the corrupt lawyer Saul Goodman, teased that there are some characters from “Breaking Bad” that will make an appearance in season two of “Better Call Saul.”
“There are characters from Breaking Bad that come back in this season and they are gonna make you so happy and shock you and it’s really fun. It’s just really fun. There’s more story in season two, there are more plates spinning and that’s fun too. The tempo’s a little faster,” he said.
Could it be “Breaking Bad” lead actors Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul? Are we going to see Walter White and Jesse Pinkman once again?
Tune in for the upcoming episodes of “Better Call Saul.”