Wired's Rob Tannenbaum gets an inside look at the writers' room of Better Call Saul and some of the pressures of working on a spinoff to an uber-successful show.
Says creator Vince Gilligan, "We thought, as we often did with Breaking Bad, let’s keep close tabs on what our characters have done in the past and make good use of it here in the present and the future...Creating the backstory for [Saul] and making sure that, at every turn, it dovetails with what we know of him in the Breaking Bad era, is very challenging. There’s quite a few restrictions. And it informs your decision-making at every turn...The simplest and scariest possibility is that people will hate your spinoff."
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