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How Better Call Saul Recreated Saul Goodman’s Office

You can’t have Saul Goodman without that Constitution wallpaper.

On the latest episode of Better Call Saul, the opening scene features a flash-forward to Breaking Bad-era Saul Goodman as the shady lawyer planned his escape from Albuquerque. While his receptionist Francesca shreds incriminating documents, Saul ransacks his office looking for hidden bags of cash to aid in his getaway. But shooting a scene in Saul’s Breaking Bad office was no easy task.

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“It was really important to [executive producer] Peter [Gould] that this be able to stand with the old footage,” co-executive producer Diane Mercer says on the latest installment of the Better Call Saul Insider Podcast. “We worked really, really hard to make it be exactly the same as it used to be.”

Although the set for the office has been locked away safely in storage since Breaking Bad ended, the Better Call Saul crew still had to do quite a bit of work, including making new wall panels and updating parts of the set that would now be visible to viewers’ eyes thanks to higher-resolution cameras. And speaking of cameras, even though Saul is shot on digital cameras, this sequence was even shot on film to match the look and feel of Breaking Bad. Hear all the painstaking details that went into the making of the scene on the latest episode of the Better Call Saul Insider Podcast now.

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