"Breaking Bad" may soon be coming to an end, but Saul Goodman is staying put at AMC.
The network iscalled "Better Call Saul," centered on the shady lawyer character played by Bob Odenkirk.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, AMC reached a licensing agreement with Sony Pictures Television for the drama's next iteration "after several weeks of negotiations."
This news doesn't confirm anything about Goodman's fate in the remaining "Breaking Bad" episodes -- the spin-off will be a prequel.
"As conceived, the new series is based on the show's popular Saul Goodman character with the working title 'Better Call Saul,'" the studio and network confirmed in a joint statement, per THR, adding: "plans call for 'Saul' to be a one-hour prequel that will focus on the evolution of the popular Saul Goodman character [played by Bob Odenkirk] before he ever became Walter White's lawyer."
The prequel will star Odenkirk, with writer/producer Peter Gould set to run the series. "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan will reportedly remain involved.
Goodman -- with his "Better Call Saul!" catchphrase -- has been a regular fixture on "Breaking Bad" since he was first introduced in season 2.
The acclaimed series is set to finish up its final eight-episode arc later this month.