‘Better Call Saul’ Creators Tease ‘Breaking Bad’ Crossover In Final Season
Better Call Saul is a prequel to Breaking Bad, and as Saul is now about to start its sixth and final season on the air, fans are wondering: Is this the time the series’ story will catch up to the events chronicled in Breaking Bad? And could that mean that we will get appearances by Breaking Bad stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul somewhere in this final season of Better Call Saul?
Even if we were, series creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould wouldn’t tell us; that would ruin the surprise. But in an interview with Variety, they strongly hinted that there would be something coming that would make longtime Breaking Bad fans happy.
After thinking very carefully about what he should or should not say, Gilligan said “it would be a damn shame if the show ended without [Cranston and Paul] appearing, would it not?” For his part, Gould did at least confirm that “these two worlds [Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul] cross over in a way you’ve never seen before” — although there’s a lot of things that could mean besides appearances by Cranston or Paul.
Better Call Saul has obviously featured other Breaking Bad characters, including Giancarlo Esposito’s Gus, Jonathan Banks’ Mike Ehrmantraut, and Dean Norris’ Hank. But some sort of role for Cranston’s Walter White and Paul’s Jesse Pinkman is the thing that would really put the final season of Better Call Saul over the top for a lot of viewers.
The sixth and last season of Better Call Saul premieres on AMC on April 18. The season will run for 13 episodes.