The ‘Breaking Bad’ spin-off ‘Better Call Saul’ was originally supposed to be a prequel, but producers have just announced that the show will span over several decades. It sounds like we might get to see more of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman after all!
As if we weren’t excited enough for Better Call Saul, the show’s producers just gave fans something else to look forward to — the Breaking Bad spin-off, which was originally supposed to be a prequel, will now jump between decades! Does this mean we can expect to see Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) again? Read on for all the details!
‘Better Call Saul’ Timeline: Spin-Off Is Before, During & After ‘Breaking Bad’
Peter Gould, the executive producer behind both Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, announced that the spin-off will jump between decades and include scenes from the era when Walter White was selling and cooking his signature blue crystal meth.
When the show was first announced, producers said it would take place during the 1980s and focus solely on Bob Odenkirk‘s character, Saul Goodman.
”One of the great things about have a timeline which is flexible is that perhaps some of it takes place before Breaking Bad, during Breaking Bad, and after Breaking Bad,” Peter told the New York Daily News. “That gives us the ability to bring back characters that were killed on Breaking Bad.”
While it has not been confirmed that Bryan Cranston will return to reprise his role as Walter White, Peter said that he would love to have him back, although the show does not depend on it.
“We think we have a story that is worth making,” Peter said. “We could never dream of the kind of success that Breaking Bad had and the love we got from the fans. But [with Saul] at a certain point, you have to do the best job you can and tell the best story that entertains you, get a good response and hope people like it.”
AMC Orders Second Season Of ‘Better Call Saul’
Better Call Saul stars Bob Odenkirk as the hilarious and corrupt lawyer Saul Goodman, and Breaking Bad‘s Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut.
AMC clearly believes it has a hit on its hands. The spin-off — which was originally set to debut in November, but has been pushed back to January, 2015 — already has a 13-episode second season in the works.
We can’t wait! And hopefully we will be seeing some of our favorites return and make guest appearances.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Are you excited to see Better Call Saul? Do you think Bryan Cranston will appear in the show? Let us know!
— Caitlin Beck