We may not have seen the last of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman.
During an exclusive interview with EW as part of Breaking Bad’s 10th-anniversary reunion lat week, creator Vince Gilligan said he wants to find a way to bring Walt (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse (Aaron Paul) into the prequel series Better Call Saul.
“I desperately want to see both of them on Better Call Saul. Peter [Gould, co-creator] wants it, the writers do, the actors do,” Gilligan said. “[I]t wouldn’t feel as satisfying if it was just a cameo or an Alfred Hitchcock walkthrough. I think we’ve waited long enough. We damn well better have a good reason for them to show up. I just hope we figure it out because I’ve got to hear, ‘Yeah, b***h!’ one more time.”
For their part, both Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul said they would reprise their roles if given the opportunity.
Paul commented that he would be “happy to jump on board.”
“My attitude towards it is the same I had from when Better Call Saul first started,” Paul said. “If Vince decided to put Jesse in Better Call Saul, it’s going to be for a reason, and that reason’s going to be very satisfying for me.
Meanwhile, Cranston said that he would immediately say “yes” if asked to appear on Better Call Saul. “If he asked, I would just say yes. [Vince] takes such meticulous care of his characters and the story, and he changed our lives. “Yes is the answer.”
The fourth season of Better Call Saul premieres in August, with Gilligan already confirming that another Breaking Bad character will be joining the cast. However, any appearances from Cranston or Paul wouldn’t happen until at least season five.
Better Call Saul returns for season four August 6 on AMC.
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