Okay, now here’s a bit of exciting news to end the week: Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan, director Michelle MacLaren and Octavia Spencer are teaming up to develop a new project for HBO about the infamous Jonestown cult. The incredibly talented trio are joining forces to produce the limited series, with MacLaren also set to direct.
As well as Better Call Saul stands on its own from Breaking Bad, the fan in all of us can’t help picturing Bryan Cranston popping up as a pre-lung cancer Walter White. Cranston himself is no stranger to the possibility, but might instead return behind the camera, if not for one very specific hangup about the series.
Shortly after Better Call Saul drew its second season to a close by Monday’s “Klick” finale, creator Vince Gilligan revealed both a Breaking Bad cameo destined for Season 3, and one that very nearly took place in the season finale itself. Now, said Bad alum explains their involvement in the scrapped appearance, as well as the potential to return next season.
This week’s Better Call Saul Season 2 finale seemed overwhelmingly to point toward the return of a Breaking Bad guy favorite, something creator Vince Gilligan acknowledged fans had deduced for themselves. That said, it seems another member of Walter White’s world nearly made the cut into Better Call Saul Season 2, until Gilligan decided it would pull focus.
The age of crowd-sourcing TV mysteries has put some fans further ahead of the curve than most showrunners would like, something Better Call Saul bosses Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould apparently learned the hard way. A Season 2 finale easter egg has seemingly been confirmed, but will it lead to the full-on return of Gus Fring in Better Call Saul Season 3?
AMC’s Better Call Saul has seen a number of connections with its Breaking Bad roots in Season 2, with fans uncovering some compelling evidence one of the biggest “Bad”s of them all will return for Monday’s finale. Yes, the Chicken Man may return, but don’t get your hopes up for the finale just yet.
The breakneck pace of Breaking Bad’s final episodes worked diligently to wrap up most each and every dangling thread, though a few mysteries of Walt’s past were unfortunately left to the back burner. Now, creator Vince Gilligan answers a long-standing question of Walter White’s time at “Gray Matter,” which eventually set him on the path to Heisenberg.
Lest you think AMC had in mind to abandon the journey from Better Call Saul to Breaking Bad midway through Jimmy McGill’s transformation, there’s no need to call a new lawyer just yet. Bob Odenkirk will continue breaking bad through a third season of Better Call Saul, creative team and all.
Bob Odenkirk‘s Jimmy McGill is a character of continually shifting morals. In the first season of Vince Gilligan‘s ‘Better Call Saul’ we got to know the man who would go on to become ‘Breaking Bad‘s shady criminal lawyer Saul Goodman. Circa 2002 in Albuquerque, New Mexico Jimmy was a nobody working as a public defender, a one-man law firm who (mostly) tried to do the right thing. But the first season also hinted at his underlying con man persona, Slippin’ Jimmy, the nickname given to him as a kid for faking car accident injuries and conning drivers into paying him to keep quiet. In the season two premiere of ‘Better Call Saul’ we see even more fragments of a man riding ethical lines, further revealing Jimmy as the most complex character to emerge out of the ‘Breaking Bad’ universe next to Walter White.
Knowing the ending, or even the ending’s ending isn’t a spoiler when it comes to prequels, right? After all, we may know where Better Call Saul ultimately ends up, but the erstwhile Jimmy McGill still has a few lines to cross by the time Season 2 premiere. See for yourself as Bob Odenkirk returns to New Mexico in the first footage!