AMC and Sony Pictures Television announced today that they're moving forward with the Better Call Saul spinoff of Breaking Bad. The show is planned as a "one-hour prequel that will focus on the evolution of the popular Saul Goodman character before he ever became Walter White’s lawyer."
The series is not a totally done deal, though. Deadline reports that the series order is "pending the complication of Sony TV’s deals with Gilligan, [BB writer/producer Peter] Gould and Odenkirk," and the Sony/AMC statement does not mention any of these three men. It just touts that it has reached a "licensing agreement," and that wasn't an oversight: Sony tells Vulture that the studio has "nothing else to add right now."