Though Breaking Bad is over and done with, AMC and company are moving forward with the spin-off show Better Call Saul, and BB‘s creator Vince Gilligan has finally dished on what and who to expect from the prequel.
Gilligan talked to The Hollywood Reporter and told them to expect an hour long series that flips the Breaking Bad formula: if Bad was mostly a drama with some lightness, this will be mostly funny with dark edges. The other plan is bring back much of the technical crew, if not creative team, as possible. When we last left Bob Odenkirk‘s Saul Goodman he was off to start a new life under an assumed name (and if you’re reading this article and are sad you got spoiled, at this point you only have yourself to blame), so this was always going to be a prequel, which means that Gilligan is open to having Bryan Cranston‘s Walter White or Aaron Paul‘s Jesse Pinkman show up. As he says “Personally, I’d have a hard time resisting putting all these guys in for a cameo or two every now and then.”
Though after a spectacular five season run, it’s hard not to put faith in Gilligan, that said… cameos and a sense of playing up the connection to Breaking Bad is what a lot of fans are wary of (call it The Phantom Menace syndrome). And we’re also wonder if it will be more of a legal “case of the week” type show, or if it’s something else. We’ll definitely give it a shot, and from this report it looks like we’ll get our first look at it in late summer or early fall of 2014.
Who would you most or least want to see show up on Better Call Saul?