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“The Rise of Gus – It fits the puzzle”: Breaking Bad May Be Getting Another Prequel After Better Call Saul as Giancarlo Esposito Wants a Gus Fring Spinoff

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Gustavo Fring is right up there in the list of the most terrifying, but cool, calm & collected villains in a TV series ever in history. So it would only make sense that Giancarlo Esposito, the actor who plays Gus Fring in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul,  would want a spin-off series for The Chilean.

Just like Gus Fring, fans of the Breaking Bad franchise are also pretty eager to have Vince Gilligan see to it that Gus gets a series of his own. Despite Gilligan stating that he will be taking a break from the franchise, Giancarlo Esposito has not ruled out a possibility of his return as The Chicken Man, and that alone speaks volumes about a Gus Fring spin-off series.

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Esposito as Gustavo Fring in Breaking Bad

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Is A Breaking Bad Return Imminent For Gus Fring?

Gus Fring also had his fair share of story-time in the Breaking Bad prequel called Better Call Saul, which just like its sequel has been highly acclaimed by fans and critics alike.

Fring’s death in the original Breaking Bad TV show means that if a spin-off series is to happen for the character, It’ll probably focus either on his past starting from his birth or delve into another part of his life that fans haven’t been treated to yet.

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Esposito as Gustavo Fring in Breaking Bad

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Regardless, Giancarlo Esposito has expressed his desire to star in an origin story for the villain. During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the 64-year-old actor said that he’d be ready to step back into the shoes of the drug kingpin, with him even having a few ideas of his own in the mix-

“I’ve always kept these [Breaking Bad] pillars in my head, as much as I’ve wanted so much as an actor to explore Gus’s previous life — Gus’ life in Chile, all these things. There is a yearning inside me, and I keep coming back to the Rise of Gus. It fits the puzzle, and we could see where he had come from and maybe explore more of who he really is underneath the mask. [Gould and Gilligan] have exactly said that — it’s not over till it’s over, and you never know. I totally believe that they should take a break. It’s an intense world to live in for a while. And they both have skills in other areas and should tell those stories too. But I’m not averse to one day coming back to him. I just hope if that is supposed to happen, that it’s sometime before I’m 90.”

It’s important to note that the actor is currently 64 years old, further giving us an understanding of why he wants the spin-off to happen before he hits 90. So Vince Gilligan, if you’re reading this, get on the script for our and Esposito’s sake, please.

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Fans Hate Skyler White, And Vince Gilligan’s Not Okay With It

Skyler White, played by Anna Gunn, is the wife of Breaking Bad’s main anti-hero Walter White. For those who have watched the show, and are active in communities related to the show, you know just how badly the fans hate the character.

It’s come as no surprise that some fans have failed to look past the point that you’re not meant to idolize Walter White, or Heisenberg, in any way despite all him being the central character of the TV series.

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L to R: Anna Gunn and Vince Gilligan

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The creator and producer of the show, Vince Gilligan, finds the Skyler White hate unwarranted and expressed his opinion on the backlash that Gunn’s character got in an interview with The New Yorker-

“Back when the show first aired, Skyler was roundly disliked. I think that always troubled Anna Gunn. And I can tell you it always troubled me, because Skyler, the character, did nothing to deserve that. And Anna certainly did nothing to deserve that. She played the part beautifully.”

We are in total agreement with Gilligan here. Anna Gunn played the role of Skyler White as perfectly as one could, and despite the hate that sexist fans have given to her, she has undoubtedly slayed in White’s shoes.

Breaking Bad is currently available for streaming on Netflix.

Source: MovieWeb

Written by Sang Tonsing

Sang is working as a content writer for FandomWire. He has written over 100 articles for the entertainment website by reporting on the latest news in the pop culture industry- whether it be on the latest Marvel flick or a groundbreaking DC update. He has previously worked for LeftOye as a content writer too, working on over 150 articles. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Political Science at Delhi University