The producers of Better Call Saul were at a bit of a loss when tasked with creating a spinoff to arguably one of the most talked-about TV shows in recent history. They weren’t sure whether Saul Goodman was best displayed comically or dramatically, and after much consideration, a combination, dramedy, was the verdict.

At first, producers were thinking of creating a thirty-minute sitcom, especially given the cast’s comically trained backgrounds. Odenkirk, for instance, has much experience in this realm, including his work on shows such as W/ Bob and David (2015), Mr. Show and the Incredible, Fantastical News Report (1998), and Comedy Bang! Bang! (2012-2015). They also toyed with the idea of a crime show layout, where Saul would take on a new client every week.

Eventually, the idea of a dramedy won out, and it was ultimately a great choice for the show, as it became the perfect combination of Breaking Bad and Saul Goodman.

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