Bob Odenkirk: ” My children Convinced me to Accept Better Call Saul “

The beloved spin-off prequel of Breaking Bad starring Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul is quite a huge success, The show has been appreciated by fans worldwide. While the show is enjoying gigantic success, it might not have been there. Bob Odenkirk in an interview with the Washington Post revealed that he was very doubtful about accepting or not to make the series and to have been convinced by his children.

In my mind, if you want to do a procedural series, even if you set it in Albuquerque, you could probably shoot it in Los Angeles. The idea was that each week Saul had a different client and he would solve their cases without going to court. He is a lawyer who has never set foot in a courtroom. 

However, creators  Vince Gilligan and  Peter Gould  agreed that a one-hour drama series would be shot per episode and set in Albuquerque . Fortunately, Bob Odenkirk ‘s sons came to save the day.

Although they hadn’t seen Breaking Bad, they knew the series. Their friends had seen it. They knew it was beautiful, that people liked it and they wanted me to do it. They talked to me that day and I believed them when they said they would help at home and that it could be fine. So, I took the opportunity

Odenkirk told Gilligan and Gould that they needed to make Saul more sympathetic. 

He was a lot of fun in Breaking Bad. When everyone else put a gun to his head, Saul made jokes. He was shabby. He didn’t really take care of anyone. I just think he’s a hard person to root for if all you see is his version of him from Breaking Bad.

Thus was born the Jimmy McGill seen in Better Call Saul.

Jimmy is the man behind the man. He is very nice but he also has a very serious side. Saul is a cynic, while Jimmy is not at all. He is an idealist whose heart has been broken too many times. True cynics either don’t have a sincere love of the world in them or never have. But he is a man who somehow actively affects the world through the character of Saul Goodman because he feels he is so offended and so hurt by some for what happened, as you see in Better Call Saul