Better Call Saul could be bringing Walter White back from the dead, and Breaking Bad fans couldn’t be happier.
This week, the executive producer of the Breaking Bad spinoff revealed that Better Call Saul would not be a strict prequel. Instead, the series focusing on scummy lawyer Saul Goodman would take place both before, during, and after the events in Breaking Bad.
Peter Gould, the executive producer of Better Call Saul, revealed in the interview with the New York Daily News that there is a chance fans could see their favorite crystal meth manufacturer and drug kingpin again.
“One of the great things about having a timeline which is flexible is that perhaps some of it takes place before Breaking Bad, during Breaking Bad, and after Breaking Bad,” Gould said. “That gives us the ability to bring back characters that were killed on Breaking Bad.”
Fans were thrilled at the idea of seeing more Walter White, Jesse Pinkman, and Mike Ehrmantraut.
— Tyler Bleszinski (@papiblez) July 2, 2014
“Better Call Saul” is going to take place before, during, and after “Breaking Bad”. Best news I read all day.
— Joe Stump (@joestump) July 2, 2014
Fans shouldn’t expect to see too much of Walter White, however. Gould noted that he wouldn’t be too reliant on cameos, and wanted to “make a show that stands on it own, is its own story, and is a brand extension.”
“We think we have a story that is worth making,” Gould said. “We could never dream of the kind of success that Breaking Bad had, and the love we got from the fans. But [withSaul] at a certain point you have to do the best job you can and tell the best story that entertains you, get a good response and hope people like it.”
Bryan Cranston has already hinted that there could be more for his Breaking Bad character. In an interview with CNN‘s Ashleigh Banfield, Cranston hinted that Walter may have escaped the impending doom that viewers saw in the show’s final shot, with a bullet in his gut and police closing in..
“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.”
AMC has already guaranteed a lot of chances to see the former Breaking Bad characters. The network has already given Better Call Saul a 13-episode extension for a second season.