Was a cameo by Breaking Bad’s Gus Fring cut from Better Call Saul’s season 2 finale?

Giancarlo Esposito's drug magnate is thought to have been pitched for a cameo

Walter White’s drug kingpin arch-nemesis, Gus Fring, might have been due to make a cameo in Better Call Saul’s season 2 finale.

The show’s co-creator Vince Gilligan suggested that his Peter Gould removed a key Breaking Bad character from the prequel’s second season.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter he said: “We had a perfect opportunity for someone from our Breaking Bad universe to show up.”


But Gould confessed that he had rejected the idea. One fan has added further fuel to the speculation, after finding that rearranging each of the first letters from the episode names in season two spelt out ‘FRINGS BACK’.

Both Aaron Paul’s Jessie Pinkman and Bryan Cranston’s Walter White have been heavily rumoured to appear in the comedic spin-off, which has been renewed for a third season.

Better Call Saul’s season 2 finale premieres on Netflix on Tuesday 19 of April, so perhaps there’ll be some hints to who the Breaking Bad cameo could have been.