Just as fans were starting to accept and come to terms with the fact that Walter White was gone from television screens forever, we’re now hearing that the Breaking Bad protagonist may be making a return with AMC’s upcoming spinoff, Better Call Saul.
Though the show will focus mostly on lawyer Saul Goodman, creator Vince Gilligan isn’t ruling out cameos from Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, meaning that we may see Walt and Jesse pop up from time to time.
Speaking to THR, Gilligan had this to say about what he has planned for the spinoff:
There’s obviously a danger inherent in doing a spinoff, but I just love the character of Saul Goodman [Bob Odenkirk] so much, and part of me doesn’t want to say no to this world. [Peter Gould and I are] both one-hour drama guys, so we figured, ‘Why not shoot Saul in the same way?’ Let’s shoot it in Albuquerque, let’s get as much of the crew back together as possible, and let’s do it the way we did it before so that it will be of a piece with that pre-existing fictional universe that we had so much fun creating.
When asked if we would see Paul or Cranston reprise their roles, Gilligan said:
“They have expressed interest in making appearances. Personally, I’d have a hard time resisting putting all these guys in for a cameo or two every now and then.”
So, it looks like Walt and Jesse will be showing up in Better Call Saul, which is great news for Breaking Bad fans. How they will factor in or how big their appearances will be is unknown, but just the very fact that we still get to see more of these characters has me extremely excited.
Though we don’t know too much about it just yet, I have very high hopes for Better Call Saul and I have no doubt that Gilligan and co. will deliver an impressive spinoff that will fill the void left in our hearts by Breaking Bad‘s departure.