Breaking Bad may not be done after all.
The popular drama, which went off the air last year in a bang, has a sliver of hope after an interview with Bryan Cranston revealed that anti-hero Walter White may not be dead after all.
In a recent interview with CNN‘s Ashleigh Banfield, Cranston revealed that Walter may have somehow survived the gunshot that had him sprawled on the floor of his rivals’ meth lab as the series concluded.
“I’m going to ask you, really, seriously, I wasn’t so sure that you died, I really wasn’t,” Banfield said. “Your eyes were open and I thought, ‘what if the police just take him into custody, he gets better, breaks out and just goes nuts?'”
Cranston: “Hey, you never saw bags zip up or anything.”
Banfield: “Is he dead?”
Cranston: “I don’t know.”
Banfield: “No movie? No nothing? No Walter White ever again?”
Cranston: “Never say never.”
Bryan Cranston smirked as he answered, meaning it was probably just playful banter rather than an actual admission of a Breaking Bad comeback.
It would also seem to be quite a stretch to find Walter White alive. Viewers last saw him take a bullet to the gut as he was killing the rival meth dealers who had murdered his brother-in-law and busted up his own multi-million dollar drug operation.
Even if Walter White somehow did live, he would likely be locked in the deepest, darkest part of the biggest prison. After all, he was on the hook for killing brother-in-law Hank Schrader, who was head of the local DEA branch — not exactly something the feds are going to take lightly.
On a more practical side, a Breaking Bad comeback wouldn’t quite be feasible. Producers are already moving on with a spinoff, Better Call Saul, and Bryan Cranston is moving on with his career, having just appeared in Godzilla.
So there’s probably going to be no return of Breaking Bad, but at least Bryan Cranston let fans dream.