Dan Snierson
September 11, 2013 AT 08:15 PM EDT

Looks like Saul just got the call.

In news that will please soon-to-be-in-mourning Breaking Bad fans, AMC is greenlighting a spin-off series that will feature Breaking Bad character Saul Goodman, played by Bob Odenkirk. While the network and studio, Sony Pictures Television, announced today only that they have reached a licensing agreement for the show, it’s expected to receive a series order from AMC once contracts are finalized.

The spin-off is designed as a one-hour prequel that will chronicle the exploits of the show’s charmingly disreputable lawyer, whose famous slogan is “Better Call Saul,” before he crossed paths with meth lord Walter White (Bran Cranston). Breaking Bad creator/executive producer Vince Gilligan has been developing the concept with co-executive producer Peter Gould.

AMC airs the series finale of Breaking Bad on Sept. 29.

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