Aaron Paul is in talks to star in the Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul. Paul confirmed that he is in “serious talks” with series creator Vince Gilligan to appear in the new series which is currently scheduled to debut this November on AMC.
“Anything Vince is involved with, I’m there,” Paul said in a recent interview promoting Need for Speed. “I owe him my entire career. And the idea of jumping into the skin of Jesse Pinkman again in his lighter days – because it’s all a prequel – it would be fun.”
Paul spoke with Details in January saying that, “Both Bryan (Cranston) and I want to be a part of that, if they’ll have us.”
Gilligan had commented in earlier interviews saying that he hoped to convince cast members of Breaking Bad to appear in Better Call Saul, but that it could be challenging due to schedules. “That is a high-class problem that we will have to contend with as we go forward with Better Call Saul, if we do indeed want to touch base with some of these characters.” Gilligan commented.
Many Breaking Bad fans are wary of this news. Why mess with something that was as beloved as Breaking Bad was? Gilligan realizes this is dangerous ground as well. “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,” Gilligan said.
We’ll keep you posted as more details surface on Better Call Saul.