There was a huge sigh of relief for Breaking Bad fans when it was announced that there would be a Breaking Bad Spinoff called Better Call Saul, starring the oh so comically shady criminal lawyer Saul Goodman (played by Bob Odenkirk).
The question is, would Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston even consider being apart of the new spinoff?
Or, is the chapter finally closed for Meth manufacturers’ favorite duo Jesse Pinkman and Walter White?
Well, good news folks! Aaron Paul recently did a new cover story interview with Details magazine where he revealed, “Both Bryan and I want to be apart of [the spin off], if they’ll have us.”
It seems like a definite possibility, as series creator Vince Gilligan has said that he wants to bring back both Paul and Cranston, along with Jonathan Banks (who played Mike), for cameos on Better Call Saul.
Gilligan is working alongside writer-director Peter Gould to create the spinoff. In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Gilligan explained how the duo first envisioned Better Call Saul as a half hour sitcom, but ended up having a change of heart.
He specifically stated: “We’re both one-hour drama guys, so we figured,’Why not shoot Saul in the same way? Let’s shoot it in Albuquerque; let’s get as much of the crew back together as possible, and let’s do it the way we did it before so that it will be of a piece with that pre-existing fictional universe that we had so much fun creating.’”
Another interesting tidbit Paul reveals in his Detail Magazine interview is his admission of never interfering with what the writers and producers of the show do. He says, “I never give my two cents when it comes to Breaking Bad, because why would I? I’m just the actor, and what they’re doing is perfect, you know?”
However, he does admit that when the show was drawing to an end, he couldn’t help but give some input of how he thought his character Jesse Pinkman should die in the finale.
Paul says, “I just felt like I would always regret it if I didn’t at least throw them a pitch on how I wanted Jesse to go out. So I gave a few different ideas of how I thought he would kill himself. I didn’t want anybody taking his life.”
He ultimately describes his letter as “awful” and was thankful they didn’t take his advice, while ultimately having Jesse live in the end.
I gotta agree with Paul on this! I was thrilled to see Jesse ride off into the sunset. So, now that Breaking Bad has come to a close, Better Call Saul is bound to satisfy our Breaking Bad withdrawals.
Although there is no official release date, Better Call Saul will air on AMC and I personally can’t wait for it!
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