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'Breaking Bad' spinoff 'Better Call Saul' is likely to be more dark than funny

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Bob Odenkirk, the actor who played lawyer Saul Goodman, talks about his upcoming AMC show

Saul Goodman - Breaking Bad
Saul Goodman - Breaking Bad

Expect plenty of laughs from Better Call Saul, the planned spinoff from the wildly popular AMC show Breaking Bad. But Bob Odenkirk, the actor who played Saul Goodman, a witty lawyer with highly flexible morals, suggested that his new show's comedy will be black.

"Vince Gilligan [Breaking Bad's creator] and the writers will make the ultimate decision," Odenkirk said in a recent interview with "But Vince has told me, the last time he talked to me, he said that it will be slightly more dark than it is funny. That’s an interesting balance to strike."

"That’s an interesting balance to strike." Odenkirk certainly has the comedy down. He's a stand-up comedian who wrote in the past for Saturday Night Live and The Dennis Miller Show. Still, what helped make Goodman so compelling was how he could joke while advising White on how to maintain his drug empire, often through murder. Better Call Saul will appear on AMC and be a prequel — so we may get to see how Saul became so slimy — but there isn't an air date yet.