Vince Gilligan said the Better Call Saul episode will also be the last in the franchise, while he, awarded four Emmys for his work in the two series and nominated for another this year, is working on something completely new for the series future.
Gilligan told: "You can't keep betting all your money on red 21. I have a feeling that doing a Breaking Bad spin-off was probably a stretch, but I couldn't be happier with the results. Then I did El Camino, and I'm very proud of that too.
But I seem to start to feel that you have to know when to leave the party, because you don't want to be the one with a lampshade on your head. At the moment I have no plans for anything else in this universe. I know that I probably have given the same answer at the end of Breaking Bad.
I have to prove to myself that there is more to me. It's not the only thing I'm capable of, that's what I hope." Gilligan is focusing on a completely original new project which, according to rumors, will be unveiled within a couple of weeks and there are at least 8-9 platforms lined up to find out what it is and possibly make him an offer.
According to the latest rumors, the new story should no longer concern the world of drugs and crime, explored in his last two shows, to bring it closer to the themes he dealt with at the time when he was a screenwriter and executive producer of The X-Files.
Gilligan also wanted to have her say on the long-awaited finale of the series and the fate of Saul Goodman. He said: "Gene's world is collapsing on him." Gilligan advised viewers to get ready for some real drama: "It's going to be really great.
Buckle up your seat belts." He was also asked to describe the series finale in one word, and what he replied was: "Earned. Well earned."