MOVIE NEWS – Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul are set to reprise their roles as Walter White and Jesse Pinkman in the final season of Better Call Saul, and Paul is looking forward to it.
Better Call Saul co-creator Peter Gould has confirmed Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul’s appearances in the final season of the series. Paul has been a busy man these days, tending to his beautiful four-week-old child while doing press for the fourth season of Westworld and the Riley Stearns film Dual, starring Beulah Koale and Karen Gillan (who plays two versions of herself). However, she wasn’t expecting to be doing a press conference for Better Call Saul, so even she was pleasantly surprised that Gould finally let her do it.
“First of all, I am so happy that I can finally talk about it.”
“It’s just like, Breaking Bad and shows like that and Better Call Saul are all shrouded in secrecy and mystery. So I’m happy to finally talk about it. To be honest, I’m a little shocked that I can talk about it. I thought that the plan was to sort of unveil it when the episodes aired, but here we are.”
Paul played Jesse Pinkman, a drug dealer and escort to Walter White, for five seasons on the landmark series Breaking Bad, which redefined the TV protagonist and audiences’ view of anti-heroes. He won an Emmy Award for his portrayal. Since then, he has also provided the voice of a beloved character in the darkly atmospheric Netflix animated series Bojack Horseman and has starred in several films, including Eye in the Sky.
During several seasons of the hit AMC series Better Call Saul, another hit, Paul and his co-star Cranston were eagerly speculating whether they would return to the series.
“Brian and I would talk about it constantly, like, “is it gonna happen?” Because we’re fans of Better Call Saul but like, how is it going to happen? You know, like, how is this going to happen? Because we’re still aging, it’s not like we’re not aging. So I was curious how it’s gonna happen.”
After five seasons and many cross-over characters, Paul and Cranston have gotten the call to reappear in the final season, which is sure to be an epic reunion that will satisfy fans of both series. He knew immediately when Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan called him one day at his home in Los Feliz, California.
“It was a welcoming, exciting sort of phone call when that call was put on the books. You know, I knew when Peter and Vince wanted to jump on the line with me, I knew that this was going to be the conversation we were having.”
How and in which episodes Paul and Cranston will appear is unknown, but Gilligan promises that “these two worlds cross over in a way that you haven’t seen before, that’s for sure.” Better Call Saul’s sixth and final season premieres on April 18 on AMC.