Earlier in the year, FlickLuster reported Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul would be reprising their roles as Walter White and Jesse Pinkman for AMC’s Better Call Saul – the prequel series to Breaking Bad. Peter Gould, one of the show’s creators, sent the internet is a meltdown (at least for this die-hard BB fanboy) after confirming the news at PaleyFest in LA. Gould kept the reveal short and sweet, but we’ve heard nothing more.
In an interview with Metro, Bob Odenkirk briefly discussed the return of the Breaking Bad stars, seemingly promising that the two would appear in the show more than once. On the red carpet of the Tribeca Film Festival, Odenkirk said that it was “so good” to see his former co-stars again. Odenkirk then added their appearances in the series would not be limited to “just one time… And it was great.”
The mid-season finale to Better Call Saul’s sixth and final season aired last month – and left the first half of the series on a massive cliffhanger. Viewers were left devastated as Howard Hamlin (Patrick Fabian), a series regular from the beginning, was dramatically killed off by the season’s cartel big bad, Lalo Salamanca (Tony Dalton). The episode received critical acclaim and is considered one of the series’ best episodes.
From 2008 to 2013, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul played schoolteacher/meth kingpin Walter White and former student/meth dealer Jesse Pinkman in Breaking Bad. Cranston’s role earned him three consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series – with Paul landing three for Best Drama Supporting Actor (2010, 2012, 2014).
If you’re not up to date with Better Call Saul, all five seasons and the first seven episodes of Season 6 are available on Netflix. Better Call Saul stars Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian, Michael Mando, Tony Dalton, and Giancarlo Esposito.