More rumors are hitting the internet suggesting that Bryan Cranston is set to return for the “Breaking Bad” spin-off “Better Call Saul”. The friendly folks over at HollywoodLife.com claim that we can expect to see more of Walter White on the new series. The article is short on the heels of an interview held with Cranston by CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield in which he reluctantly acknowledged that there might be a chance that his iconic character may have survived.
“Hey, you never saw bags zip up or anything. Or say … you know.”
His reply when asked if he will reprise the role of the teacher turned meth maker/dealer:
“Never say never.”
Sources close to the site say:
“With the new show coming and the possibility of flashbacks or flash-forwards, there is going to be something with Walter White,”
“They won’t do it as a gimmick, it will actually mean something when they do it.”
“Definitely expect the return of Walter White in some way, shape or form in the new show.” Asked if this means Walter is alive despite getting shot in the series finale, the source coyly says, “Not sure, I wouldn’t be able to answer that, but I know that they have options of bringing him back and that they will do it in an awesome way.”
Reports earlier this year also speculated the return of Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston. The show is set as a “prequel that will focus on the evolution of the popular Saul Goodman character before he ever became Walter White’s lawyer.” “Breaking Bad” writer Peter Gould, will executive produce the new show, while Gilligan plans to direct the pilot. Fans can expect Saul Goodman’s trusted private investigator Michael “Mike” Ehrmantraut to reprise his role. The character portrayed by Jonathan Banks will join Bob Odenkirk who will reprise his role as Saul Goodman. Dean Norris, who played Walt’s DEA Agent brother-in-law Hank, said it’s unlikely for him to join the cast of the “Breaking Bad” spin-off due to his commitments on CBS’ “Under the Dome”.
“Better Call Saul” has been given a 24-episode order by AMC. Originally set to be released somewhere in November this year, the series is now pushed back from November to early 2015.
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