“Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan and writer-producer Peter Gould are still working out the details of their spinoff series “Better Call Saul,” but it sounds like there’s a strong possibility that characters from the former show will could be part of the new one.
In a profile in The Hollywood Reporter, which also delves into the flood of offers Gilligan has received since the end of “Breaking Bad,” Gilligan says Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul have already asked about making guest appearances in “Better Call Saul.” The show is envisioned as a prequel focusing on lawyer Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk), so if they were to appear, they would do so as Walter White (Cranston), frustrated high school teacher, and Jesse Pinkman (Paul), small-time drug dealer.
“Personally, I’d have a hard time resisting putting all these guys in for a cameo or two every now and then,” Gilligan says. In an accompanying video, he adds that any character who died during the run of “Breaking Bad” could be back in play. “We have not nailed it down yet … but I could definitely see a version of this where Mike Ehrmantraut [Jonathan Banks] is an important part of the series.”
Like “Breaking Bad,” “Better Call Saul” plans to shoot in Albuquerque, N.M., and Gilligan hopes to rehire as much of the “Bad” crew as he can. The show will still run an hour, but it will likely tilt much more toward comedy than its predecessor did.
AMC hasn’t set a timetable for the show’s premiere yet.