'Better Call Saul' News: Bryan Cranston Will Direct, Likely Won't Appear [VIDEO]
One of the main questions people have had about Better Call Saul, the upcoming spinoff of Breaking Bad starring Bob Odenkirk as sleazy lawyer Saul Goodman, is who from the original show might make appearances on the new show.
On Friday, The Daily Beast had a conversation with Bryan Cranston that touched on Breaking Bad, as well as Better Call Saul.
Basically, the question is whether or not Walter White, one of the most iconic characters of all time, will be making an appearance on the show. Well, based on Cranston's thoughts, don't expect it. "I don't know in what context it would work in, because we're in different phases," he explained. This is true, and as he goes on to say Walt and Saul don't meet on the show until season two. Cranston said that while they could do some sort of thing where they pass each other randomly, that wouldn't really have much value.
However, he did also say that he intends to direct an episode of Better Call Saul. Cranston directed several episodes of Breaking Bad, and proved a deft hand, so he should do a fine job. Plus, it allows him to remain in the world that Vince Gilligan created in a logical way. So it seems fans should give up hope of seeing Walter White ever again. Still, this new show will have Saul and Jonathan Banks as Mike, and some other characters could show up. AMC has already given Better Call Saul two seasons before a single episode has aired, so there's plenty of time for guests to pop up.