Kim Wexler Better Call Saul

In the beginning Breaking Bad felt so predicated on Walter White that a spin-off seemed almost impossible. Seven years later, Better Call Saul happened, and now the game has fundamentally changed. The origin of Bob Odenkirk's Jimmy McGill has arguably become just as beloved as the series that spawned it, leading many to wonder if another spin-off could potentially materialize at some point. Series creator Vince Gilligan has heard these ideas, and it seems that he's particularly interested in possibly seeing a spin-off focusing on Rhea Seehorn's Kim Wexler.

I gotta tell you, Kim Wexler. She can be hilariously funny, she can be absolutely moving. She can do anything, she just has this astounding range. Personally, as one of the first two fans of Better Call Saul, I want to know more about Kim, I want to see and learn more about her. If we were to do another spin-off it would be the Kim Wexler show.

It's not hard to understand why a Kim Wexler spin-off could work in the Breaking Bad universe. Over the course of Better Call Saul's three seasons on the air, the character has become one of the most well-defined and fleshed out personalities to ever appear in Vince Gilligan's Albuquerque. Rhea Seehorn arguably delivers the show's the most underrated performances week after week, and the stories centering on her struggles as a lawyer have made for some of the show's best subplots. Beyond that, she's simply one of (if not the) most overtly likable and sympathetic character to enter the Breaking Bad universe since Mike Ehrmantraut -- which is seriously saying something.

Vince Gilligan's comments to The Sydney Morning Herald are nothing if not exciting, especially when we consider the possibility that the show may be in the process of building towards a reveal that Kim is nearby in Jimmy's post-Breaking Bad years. You know, now that he's Gene, the unassuming manager of a Cinnabon in Nebraska.

Better Call Saul Gene Cinnabon

So how could this work, you ask? Well, Kim Wexler has expressly mentioned that she's from a town near the Kansas-Nebraska border. Given the fact that she never showed up in Breaking Bad, it's entirely plausible that she could potentially have gone home sometime between the events of Better Call Saul and Heisenberg's rise to power. We don't know how the overarching Saul narrative will play out yet, but many fans have begun to assume that modern day Kim Wexler is hiding somewhere in the wings --waiting for her moment.

At this point, we have no idea if Kim Wexler will ever receive a spin-off from Better Call Saul, but Vince Gilligan's enthusiasm for the project has us intrigued. CinemaBlend will bring you more updates related to the Breaking Bad universe as new information becomes available, and make sure to check out our summer TV premiere guide for details related to the rest of the small screen debuts slated for the next few months.

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