Better Call Saul: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul to guest star in final season
James R | On 10, Apr 2022
Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul will officially appear in the final season of Better Call Saul.
The sixth and final season of the Breaking Bad prequel concludes the complicated journey and transformation of its compromised hero, Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk), into criminal lawyer Saul Goodman. From the cartel to the courthouse, from Albuquerque to Omaha, Season 6 tracks Jimmy, Saul and Gene as well as Jimmy’s complex relationship with Kim (Rhea Seehorn), who is in the midst of her own existential crisis. Meanwhile, Mike (Jonathan Banks), Gus (Giancarlo Esposito), Nacho (Michael Mando) and Lalo (Tony Dalton) are locked into a game of cat and mouse with mortal stakes.
Now, with just over a week to go until Season 6’s debut, the show’s co-creator, Peter Gould, has finally answered the question many fans have been wondering: as the end of Better Call Saul gets closer to the beginning of Breaking Bad, will we get to see Walter White and Jesse Pinkman again?
The answer is year, with Gould confirming at a panel yesterday that the pair will guest star to reprise their roles.
“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.”
The guest appearances will follow a range of cameos from Breaking Bad stars in the prequel series, including Hector Salamanca (Mark Margolis), Don Eladio (Luis Politti), the Salamanca twins (Luis and Daniel Moncada), Hank Schrader (Dean Norris) and Steven Gomez (Steven Michael Quezada).
However, Gould insists there are still surprises in store, with no details on how or when Walter and Jesse will be seen on our screens once more, or indeed the length of their appearance or the surrounding circumstances.
What we do know is that Season 6 will premiere on Netflix UK on 19th April, within 24 hours of its US premiere on AMC. The 13-episode season will premiere with a double-bill of the first two episodes, followed by five episodes arriving weekly. Then, after a short break, the final run of six episodes will begin on 12th July.
Watch a trailer for the final season here.