In the lead up to the San Diego Comic-Con International this week, it was revealed that scenes in the fourth season of Better Call Saul will take place during the Breaking Bad timeframe, prompting speculation that Bryan Cranston’s Walter White or Aaron Paul’s Jesse Pinkman could be in line for an appearance in the spinoff show.
However, during the show’s Comic-Con panel, creator Vince Gilligan confirmed to the audience that neither Cranston or Paul will be making an appearance… for the time being, at least.
“You will not see Walt or Jesse in season four of Better Call Saul,” said Gilligan. “Not to be a downer, but we hate jerking folks around. We don’t want to say, ‘Oh yeah, it could happen!’ and then you wait the whole season and it never happens. I would suspect [however] we would be sorely remiss if these characters didn’t appear on the show before it ended.””
However, we may well be seeing one familiar face from Breaking Bad this season, with Bob Odenkirk teasing a possible appearance from Hank Schrader (Dean Norris), stating that: “Something bad happened. Maybe we’ll find out what it is!”
In Better Call Saul’s fourth season, Chuck’s death catalyzes Jimmy McGill’s (Bob Odenkirk) transformation into Saul Goodman. In the wake of his loss, Jimmy takes steps into the criminal world that will put his future as a lawyer – and his relationship with Kim (Rhea Seehorn) – in jeopardy. Chuck’s (Michael McKean) death deeply affects former colleagues Howard (Patrick Fabian) and Kim as well, putting the two of them once again on opposite sides of a battle sparked by the Brothers McGill.
Meanwhile, Mike Ehrmantraut takes a more active role as Madrigal Electromotive’s newest (and most thorough) security consultant. It’s a volatile time to be in Gus Fring’s employ, as Hector’s collapse sends shock waves throughout the Albuquerque underworld and throws the cartel into chaos — tearing apart both Gus and Nacho’s well-laid plans. While Gus changes course, Nacho finds himself in the crosshairs of deadly forces.
Better Call Saul season 4 premieres on August 6th.