Walter White is back! – kind of. The “Breaking Bad” character we’ve all grown to know, love and fear may be reprising his role in the hit AMC series' spinoff, “Better Call Saul,” according to executive producer Peter Gould. The creator hinted that the new series starring Bob Odenkirk, which is set to air in 2015 with 10 episodes, may feature some characters from the original drama – including Heisenberg himself.
"One of the great things about having a timeline which is flexible is that perhaps some of it takes place before ‘Breaking Bad’, during ‘Breaking Bad’, and after ‘Breaking Bad.’ That gives us the ability to bring back characters that were killed on ‘Breaking Bad,’" Gould told the New York Daily News during an interview.
In January 2014, it was announced that Jonathan Banks would appear as a series regular in the spinoff as his “Breaking Bad” character Mike Ehrmantraut. “Better Call Saul” will also feature Michael McKean, who starred on an episode of Odenkirk’s “Mr. Show.”
And while we’re excited to see some familiar faces in the spinoff, fans are wondering if “Better Call Saul” will get a visit from some of the original series’ big hitters. During an interview with CNN, Bryan Cranston teased fans when he said, “Never say never” to that exact question. Anna Gunn, who played Skyler White on the five-season show, echoed his sentiments when she revealed that she’d love to make a cameo on the spinoff.
“I love my family,” she added of one day possibly picking up another script with the friends she made on the set of “Breaking Bad.”
Unlike Cranston and Gunn’s positive outlook, Aaron Paul, who played Jesse Pinkman, said viewers shouldn’t hold their breath if they’re waiting to see his character – or Cranston’s for that matter – in Season 1 of “Better Call Saul.”
"Let's be honest, I don't think we're going to see more ‘Breaking Bad,' but I hope we might be able to play our character again in ‘Better Call Saul,’ but that's not solidified," Paul said. "It's not set in stone. Tthere's no plan of Jesse or Walt making an appearance in the first season of ‘Better Call Saul’. [But] who knows? Maybe in the future seasons." We’ll take it!
“Better Call Saul” has already been approved for a second season of 13 episodes, set to appear in 2016, which means we have high hopes to see our meth-making friends once again.
Which character would you love to see make a cameo in “Better Call Saul”? Is it Walt Jr.? Marie Schrader? Or how about Gustavo Fring? Sound off in the comments section below.