Better Call Saul Final Season to Reunite Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul as Guest Stars
AMC has announced that the stars of Breaking Bad will be reuniting again in the spinoff series Better Call Saul that is set to conclude with its sixth and final season. Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul will be appearing in guest roles as the network took to Twitter to announce their return saying “They’re coming back,” with a picture of Cranston and Paul. Better Call Saul‘s sixth season will premiere on April 18th, 2022.
Breaking Bad ran for five seasons and grew to be one of the most renowned and beloved TV dramas to date. The series followed Walter White, a high school science teacher whose cancer diagnosis leads him down a path that sees him becoming a local drug kingpin with the help of his right-hand man and former student, Jesse Pinkman. Better Call Saul follows Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) who was introduced in the second season of Breaking Bad as an attorney who becomes entangled in Walter White and Jesse Pinkman’s drug empire after helping them and becoming an ally of the two. In the spinoff series, we see Goodman’s origin story leading up to his encounter with the White and Pinkman.
The official description for the series reads:
“He wasn’t always Saul Goodman, ace attorney for chemist-turned-meth dealer Walter White. Six years before he begins to represent Albuquerque’s most notorious criminal, Goodman is Jimmy McGill, a small-time attorney hustling to make a name for himself. He’s a forceful champion for his low-income clients, an underdog whose morals and ambitions often clash. Jimmy works with private eye Mike Ehrmantraut, a former Philadelphia cop and recent transplant to the Southwest. Mike has a specialized skill set — he’s a “fixer” of sticky situations — that Jimmy soon learns to appreciate.”
Series co-creator Peter Gould made the official announcement at a panel during PaleyFest L.A., saying:
“I don’t want to spoil things for the audience, but I will say the first question we had when we started the show was, ‘Are we gonna see Walt and Jesse on the show?’ Instead of evading, I’ll just say yeah. How or the circumstances or anything, you’ll just have to discover that for yourself, but I have to say that’s one of many things that I think you’ll discover this season.”
Odenkirk also shared some words during the red carpet premiere of the sixth season of Better Call Saul, saying:
“I personally feel that the two shows — Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul — are entwined even more than ever in the final season. And I think that’s surprising and cool, and it’s gonna make you want to watch Breaking Bad again.”
Better Call Saul will premiere its sixth and final season on AMC on April 18th, 2021.