It’s been almost two whole years since the Breaking Bad finale aired and fans of the show are still finding it hard letting go and for good reason. It was one of the best shows of the past decade. Only a few months after the finale AMC announced that Vince Gilligan would be working on a prequel spin-off following the early days of dodgy lawyer Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk).
Despite it’s large fan base wanting more there was genuine skepticism that spin-off series Better Call Saul would taint the original. Thankfully Better Call Saul retained much of what made Breaking Bad great and it was considered a success, with a second season confirmed to be on the way.
Since Better Call Saul was first announced one question has been on everyone’s lips, Would Bryan Cranston be involved? Creator Vince Gilligan recently spoke to New York Daily News and revealed that he is keen on Cranston directing an episode of Season 2. He also teased that Walter White might even return in future seasons:
“We are greedy because we would love to see Bryan direct an episode aside from acting in it at some point.”
Gilligan admitted that the only real obstacle in having Cranston return as Mr. White would be scheduling conflicts:
“That, will come down to a matter timing and scheduling…All of the wonderful characters who may eventually appear on Better Call Saul will appear when it is most organic and fitting to the storytelling… and also when we can work out scheduling issues with actors.” Gilligan continued, “It would be great to see Walter White on Better Caul Saul…It would be a shame if the show had its run — hopefully a very long run — and he never appeared.”
By the sound of it Bryan Cranston might not be the only Breaking Bad alumni that Gilligan wants to return. Back in March Aaron Paul – who played junkie sidekick Jesse Pinkman – spoke about his hopes of making a cameo appearance on the prequel show.
Do you want to see Walter and Jesse return?