When Jesse drove off into the unknown in the series finale of ‘Breaking Bad,’ we thought we’d never see him again. But now the actor behind the iconic character has indicated that there’s a good chance he’ll be showing up on the spin-off, ‘Better Call Saul!’
The saga of Jesse Pinkman, Walter White’s meth-making protege in Breaking Bad, is not over. In a presser for his movie Need for Speed, Aaron Paul, who played Jesse, admitted that he’s “in serious talks” to reprise his iconic role in the Breaking Bad prequel, Better Call Saul. Are you on board with Pinkman’s return?
Aaron Paul In ‘Serious Talks’ To Star In ‘Better Call Saul’
“Anything Vince [Gilligan] is involved with, I’m there,” Aaron told reporters, referring to Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul‘s creator. “I owe him my entire career. And the idea of jumping into the skin of Jesse Pinkman again in his lighter days — because it’s all a prequel — it would be fun.”
Better Call Saul is set to focus on Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk), the hilariously sheisty Breaking Bad lawyer, and his life before he crossed paths with Walter White (Bryan Cranston). The series, which will premiere in November, will add a ton of backstory to the Breaking Bad landscape while also distinguishing itself as a unique show. Jesse could potentially be a perfect bridge between Better Call Saul and its predecessor.
And since he was one of Breaking Bad‘s more beloved characters, we assume that fans would welcome him back with open arms.
What Other ‘Breaking Bad’ Alums Will Return?
Vince Gilligan admitted months ago that he was trying to get Aaron, as well as several other Breaking Bad regulars, to make appearances on the new series. “They’re off making big movies and doing Broadway plays and whatnot, and that’s exactly the way it should be,” he said. “That is a high-class problem that we will have to contend with as we go forward with Better Call Saul, if we do indeed want to touch base with some of these characters.”
So Jesse and his “Yeah, bitch!” attitude may be making a comeback! However, there’s still no word on whether Walter White will be showing his face in New Mexico again.
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Do you want Aaron to be in Better Call Saul? Let us know!
— Andrew Gruttadaro