Netflix viewers in the UK and Europe will have the chance to watch Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul just after it is broadcast on AMC in the US in 2014, the internet broadcaster confirmed.
In the US and Canada, the complete first run of the series will be available to Netflix members after the season finale airs on TV.
Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said: “Breaking Bad is widely recognised 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.”
Starring Bob Odenkirk and co-created and executive produced by Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan, Better Call Saul tells the story of mall-based super lawyer Saul Goodman in the years before he became Walter White’s attorney.
President of Sony Pictures Television Steve Mosko added: “Coming off of the overwhelming success of Breaking Bad, we’re excited to continue our collaboration with Vince, as well as Peter Gould, and that fans around the world will be able to embrace Saul.”
Breaking Bad, which concluded on AMC in late September, ran for five seasons. The entire run is currently available to stream via Netflix.
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