Better Call Saul Animated Fat Albert-Style Spinoff Series In The Works

Better Call Saul will get a digital animated spinoff series to add to the franchise. Better Call Saul is already a spinoff to the crime drama, Breaking Bad, and is currently filming its sixth and final season. The AMC show is about the backstory behind former conman and earnest lawyer, Jimmy McGill’s (Odenkirk) transformation into the sleazy ‘criminal’ attorney, Saul Goodman, that fans know in Breaking Bad. The show’s first three seasons highlighted the relationship between Jimmy McGill and his older brother Chuck. Better Call Saul also serves as the prequel to Breaking Bad and now it seems that another show is about to follow that trajectory.

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According to Deadline, AMC Networks has a slew of digital original series in development, including an animated digital Better Call Saul prequel titled, Slippin’ Jimmy, tracing back to Jimmy McGill’s childhood with Chuck and friends in their hometown of Cicero, Illinois. The show will be in the style of Fat Albert and the episodes will pay homage to various classics. Also among the slate of upcoming digital series in development, is a show titled, Cooper’s Bar, which is executive produced and co-directed by Rhea Seehorn, who plays Jimmy’s wife, Kim Wexler on Better Call Saul. 

Amidst the success of the Better Call Saul web series episodes that have been released since the third season of the show, it is a great opportunity for AMC to expand on their digital fronts for their popular series. Jimmy and Chuck’s brotherly relationship on Better Call Saul has been tumultuous to say the least, but they have had caring moments over the course of the show. The animated spinoff prequel is certainly an interesting concept, and it will be exciting to know more about the history of Jimmy and Chuck in their early lives.

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