Vince Gilligan’s Breaking Bad became an era-defining television series when it first premiered back in 2008. Widely regarded to be one of the greatest shows of all time, Breaking Bad made Bryan Cranston a household name, often compared with the legendary James Gandolfini for his role as Tony Soprano in The Sopranos. The show also helped shape the career of Aaron Paul, who played the role of Jesse Pinkman in the show. Alongside the lead stars Cranston and Paul, Bob Odenkirk also came into the limelight, with Vince Gilligan creating the spin-off series Better Call Saul based on Odenkirk’s character Saul Goodman.
After the massive popularity of Breaking Bad, the spin-off series Better Call Saul premiered back in 2015 with Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould serving as co-creators. Based on the fan-favorite Saul Goodman, the events of Better Call Saul preceded Breaking Bad, showcasing the making of Saul Goodman as the famous criminal defense attorney. As the show has reached its final season, it has been confirmed that both Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul would be returning to reprise their former roles.
Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul Will Appear In Better Call Saul Final Season
Earlier this week, the possibility of Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul returning to Gilligan’s Breaking Bad universe was being speculated. Ahead of the final season premiere, Bob Odenkirk had revealed that two famous characters would be returning for the sixth season that would blow away everyone’s minds. Similarly, both Gilligan and Gould had also teased that the final season won’t be complete without Walter White and Jesse Pinkman.
“It would be a damn shame if the show ended without [Cranston and Paul] appearing, would it not?”
“If it’s ever going to happen, this is when these two shows start crossing over.”
As the final season of Better Call Saul gets closer to the timeline of Breaking Bad, it makes a lot of sense to bring back the dynamic duo once again into the fold. Amidst all speculation, the official Instagram handle for Breaking Bad has now confirmed that Walter White and Jesse Pinkman are indeed returning once again. Prior to this, Aaron Paul had reprised his role as Jesse Pinkman in El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie with Bryan Cranston making a cameo as Walter White. Here’s the official confirmation:
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Better Call Saul Sixth Season Will Bring Back Walter White And Jesse Pinkman
According to co-creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, the crossover between Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad is inevitable. However, Gould has also revealed that the crossover between the two shows will be extremely different from what fans have seen before. Bob Odenkirk has similarly said that the two shows are entwined together at this point and the season finale will make fans watch Breaking Bad once again.
Apart from Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul also features former Breaking Bad actors Giancarlo Esposito (Gus Fring), Jonathan Banks (Mike Ehrmantraut), Hector Salamanca (Mark Margolis), Don Eladio (Luis Politti), and the Salamanca twins (Luis and Daniel Moncada), with Dean Norris and Steven Gomez reprising their roles as Hank Schrader and Steven Quezada in cameo roles.
The final season of Better Call Saul will premiere on April 18, 2022.