"Breaking Bad" spinoff "Better Call Saul" to be filmed in Albuquerque

Bob Odenkirk appears as Saul Goodman in a scene from AMC's "Breaking Bad." AMC

A "Breaking Bad" spinoff about Walter White's shady attorney, "Better Call Saul," will be filmed in Albuquerque, the New Mexico Film Office announced Wednesday.

In a statement, officials said that the TV series will be shot at Albuquerque Studios -- which was home to the six-year run of "Breaking Bad" -- and the production will employ at least 75 to 90 New Mexico crewmembers.

"We welcome this incredible production team back to the state," said Nick Maniatis, director of the state's film office. "They have proven to be excellent partners with the city of Albuquerque and the state of New Mexico."

Mayor Richard Berry said the city enthusiastically welcomes back Sony and AMC-TV after the popularity of "Breaking Bad." The show sparked tourism in Albuquerque as visitors sought popular sites from the show.

The new series will follow sleazy attorney Saul Goodman, played by Bob Odenkirk, as he defends drug lords, petty criminals and those allegedly injured in minor traffic accidents.

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