The Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul, revolving around Bob Odenkirk's unprincipled lawyer, should be arriving on AMC next year, but it's just been announced that Latin American and European subscribers can stream the episodes on Netflix. The entire season will be made available on Netflix to US and Canadian subscribers after its finale.
Teda Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Oficer:
"Breaking Bad is widely recognized as one of the great TV experiences in this new golden age of television. It has also proven very popular with Netflix subscribers around the world. This spin-off promises to continue its tradition of powerful storytelling. We are proud to be in business with Sony Pictures Television to bring Saul Goodman to our subscribers around the world."Steve Mosko, President of Sony Pictures Television:
"Coming off of the overwhelming success of Breaking Bad, we're excited to continue our collaboration with Vince [Gilligan], as well as Peter Gould, and that fans around the world will be able to embrace Saul."This all makes perfect sense, as Netflix is widely credited with helping develop Breaking Bad's audience—turning it from a vocal cult following to a major TV landmark event during its final season. Netflix has also been a great way for British fans to watch this year, as we streamed new episodes within 24-hours of the US premiere during the final half-season. If this is the delay for Better Call Saul, that should help curb piracy.
Better Call Saul is expected to premiere autumn 2014, with Vince Gilligan directing the first episode.