When will Walter White and Jesse appear in Better Call Saul? Details revealed – and new extended trailer
James R | On 11, Jan 2015
Spoiler alert: Avoid paragraphs three, four and five, if you don’t want to know.
When will Walter White and Jesse Pinkman appear in Better Call Saul? Vince Gilligan and co-creator Peter Gould have revealed details on the return of the Breaking Bad characters – just as a new extended trailer has rolled into town.
The Breaking Bad spin-off, a prequel to AMC’s series, will see Bob Odenkirk return to the role of Walter White’s dodgy lawyer, Saul Goodman, in early 2015. Joining Odenkirk will be Jonathan Banks, reprising his role as fixer Mike Ehrmantraut. The series will follow Jimmy McGill as he starts out as a small-time lawyer hustling to make ends meet – to eventually become the Saul Goodman we know and love.
While these characters are definitely returning, though, speculation has surrounded whether other, familiar faces from the Breaking Bad universe will reprise their roles. Now, though, Gould has confirmed to the press during the Television Critics Association press tour that Walter and Jesse will not be in the first season of Better Call Saul.
“In the spirit of full disclosure, Walt and Jesse will not appear in season 1,” he said, but refused to rule anything out for the future seasons (a second has already been given the green light.)
“Having said that,” he added. “Everything else is on the table. The short answer is: The sky is the limit and any of these characters could conceivably show up in future seasons. But the intention is it will feel proper and organic, because if it feels like a stunt then something has gone terribly wrong in the writers’ room. Jesse will be tricky, because he’s so young [during the timeline of the prequel]. To be completely honest, I want to see them all eventually. There’s a constant tension of, ‘Man, this would be fun to do, but would it just be a stunt?’”
Spoilers end here.
No Better Call Saul UK air date is currently confirmed, but it will premiere in the US on Sunday 8th February with a double-bill across two nights – and Netflix is extremely likely to premiere the show on UK soil, Breaking Bad-style, within 24 hours of that release, with new episodes arriving on a weekly basis. Expect a debut of either Monday 9th February or Tuesday 10th February.
Here’s the new extended trailer for Better Call Saul released by AMC this weekend: