Series will be a prequel focusing on dodgy lawyer Saul Goodman played by Bob Odenkirk
Breaking Bad cast members including Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul could make cameo appearances in the forthcoming spin-off series, creator Vince Gilligan has revealed.
The spin-off is provisionally titled Better Caul Saul and will centre on Saul Goodman, the dodgy lawyer played by Bob Odenkirk. It’s set to be more comedic in tone than Breaking Bad but will contain dramatic moments too.
Giving the series the go-ahead last month (September), US network AMC described it as a “one-hour prequel that will focus on the evolution of the popular Saul Goodman character before he ever became Walter White’s lawyer”.
Now Gilligan, who is working on the spin-off alongside Breaking Bad producer Peter Gould, has confirmed that the doors are open for any character from the original show to return. “The sky’s the limit with a prequel,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “Everybody who’s now deceased in the Breaking Bad world is obviously still alive. You never know who might turn up and when and where.”
Gilligan then confirmed that Cranston and Paul have shown an interest in reprising their roles as Walter White and Jesse Pinkman for cameos – which should please Breaking Bad‘s most famous fan Anthony Hopkins.
Meanwhile, Gilligan also revealed that Saul Goodman’s private investigator and general “fixer” Mike Ehrmantraut, played by Jonathan Banks, could feature more prominently in the spin-off. “I could definitely see a version of this where Mike Ehrmantraut is an important part of this series,” Gilligan explained.
At present, Gilligan and Gould are aiming to have Better Caul Saul ready to debut around late summer/early autumn next year (2014).