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Bob Odenkirk says 'Better Call Saul' is '85 percent drama'

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In a conversation with The Hollywood Reporter chief TV critic Tim Goodman, Bob Odenkirk revealed a lot of fun things about the highly anticipated Breaking Bad spin-off, Better Call Saul.

Odenkirk talked about the show’s prequel status to Breaking Bad, which will be set in 2002, prior to Walter White’s story. According to THR, Odenkirk also confirmed the the hourlong spin-off will be a “total drama.”

“It’s 85 percent drama, 15 percent comedy,” Odenkirk said.

Odenkirk also acknowledged that during filming of the third season of Breaking Bad, Odenkirk had only seen about 10 minutes of the series, something that Bryan Cranston called him out on. Odenkirk recounted a scene in which Cranston corrected Odenkirk’s tone of voice in referring to a character that Saul did not like. According to Odenkirk, Cranston said, “You don’t watch the show, do you?”

Better Call Saul is expected to premiere in February 2015 on AMC.

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