Better Call Saul, the Breaking Bad spin-off might feature cameos by Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, Vince Gilligan revealed in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
The show, which will follow the story of Walt and Jesse's lawyer Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk), is being co-created by Gilligan. He revealed a few details about its development in the interview with the publication.
Gilligan spoke about his motivation to take this forward with Godman's character and how passionately he felt about it. "There's obviously a danger inherent in doing a spinoff, but I just love the character of Saul Goodman so much, and part of me doesn't want to say no to this world," he said.
Initially the comedy was meant to run for about half an hour but Gilligan seems to be too set in the Breaking Bad mold and his vision for Better Call Saul is influenced by that. The writer-director spoke about convincing the producers to extend each episode's length and setting it in Albuquerque. He also suggested that he wanted to get "the crew back together," which would mean cameos by the cast of Breaking Bad.
"We're both one-hour drama guys," Gilligan said, "so we figured, 'Why not shoot Saul in the same way? Let's shoot it in Albuquerque; let's get as much of the crew back together as possible, and let's do it the way we did it before so that it will be of a piece with that pre-existing fictional universe that we had so much fun creating."
"Personally, I'd have a hard time resisting putting all these guys in for a cameo or two every now and then," he said about possible cameos by Cranston and Paul.