News

Netflix wins U.S., international rights for ‘Breaking Bad’ spinoff

Netflix wins U.S., international rights for ‘Breaking Bad’ spinoff

NETFLIX WINS RIGHTS: Netflix won the streaming rights to the spinoff, "Better Call Saul" through a deal with Sony Pictures Television. Photo: Reuters

(Reuters) – Video service Netflix Inc has secured the rights to make new episodes of a spinoff of the “Breaking Bad” television series, available within days to customers in Latin America and Europe,starting in 2014, the company said on Monday.

In the United States and Canada, the entire first season of the new series, “Better Call Saul,” will be available exclusively on Netflix after the season finale runs on U.S. cable network AMC Networks Inc.

Netflix won the streaming rights to the spinoff, “Better Call Saul” through a deal with Sony Pictures Television, the studio that produces the show. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The spinoff of “Breaking Bad,” the Emmy-winning drama, will tell the story of lawyer Saul Goodman, played by Bob Odenkirk, in the years before he became the attorney for chemistry teacher-turned-drug dealer Walter White.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Oct. 31

phoenix

A look back on some of Hollywood's most memorable moments.

in Entertainment

REVIEW: ‘Birdman’ could be the best film of 2014

In this image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures, Michael Keaton portrays Riggan in a scene from "Birdman."

You’ve heard the buzz for Michael Keaton's "Birdman." It’s loud and it's merited.

in Entertainment

PHOTOS: 31 adorable pets in Halloween costumes

Bailey Jarrett and her dog Teddy visit a Dallas-area PetSmart store on Oct. 25, 2014, for the company's annual in-store Halloween event. The event took place at all PetSmart locations throughout the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.

This Halloween is going to the dogs... and cats, ferrets, and bunnies.

in Music

Queen, Fleetwood Mac won’t be playing Glastonbury

fleetwoodmac

The two veteran rock acts were strongly rumored to have been booked as the big names for the 2015 festival.

in Music

Rihanna donates $135K to AIDS charity

rihanna

The singer dished out $135,000 at an auction to benefit AIDS research at the star-studded amfAR Inspiration gala.