Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan says spinoff ‘Better Call Saul’ will mostly be a prequel but there’s always a chance for a flash forward…
The Breaking Bad prequel — Better Call Saul — is still a work in progress but series creator Vince Gilligan is letting out a few details as he and the writers start to put together an outline for what we will see when the show premieres.
At the heart of it all, ‘Better Call Saul‘ focuses around less than scrupulous attorney Saul Goodman before he met Walter White for the first time. Now the interesting part is despite the fact that the series is mostly going to be a sequel, it doesn’t mean there isn’t a chance for some flash forwards to present day and beyond.
Gilligan broke it down in a recent interview with EW.com where he teased the upcoming show and the possibilities within:
“The wonderful thing about the fractured chronology we employed on Breaking Bad for many years is the audience will not be thrown by us jumping around in time,” Gilligan explained. “So it’s possible that we may indeed do that, and we’ll see the past and perhaps the future. Nothing is written in stone yet, we’re still figuring it out, but the thing we realize is tricky with the character is that Saul Goodman is very comfortable in his own skin. He seems to be a character who is pretty happy with himself, especially when we first meet him. He seems to be a pretty happy-go-lucky guy, and that makes him everything that Walter White is not. And that also makes for tricky drama.”
Gilligan goes on to explain that several actors from Breaking Bad have expressed interest in returning to Better Call Saul as part of guest appearance. Everyone from Bryan Cranston to Aaron Paul seem interested, but Gilligan definitely has one name in mind that’s interesting to him.
Jonathan Banks, who played former Walter White business partner Mike Ehmantraut, is one character Gilligan would love to re-introduce as part of the ‘Better Call Saul’ series.
“The character that springs to mind would be Mike (Jonathan Banks). That would be a great deal of fun,” Gilligan said. “I would say the sky’s the limit, at least theoretically speaking. Realistically speaking, we’ve got a whole lot of actors, and the world is now well-aware of their wonderful talents and abilities, and therefore Breaking Bad has probably made it tougher for Peter and I to get some of these folks pinned down for another TV show.”
So there you have it folks a few more details about ‘Better Call Saul‘ and a way to keep Breaking Bad in our hearts for a long time to come.