Better Call Saul Season 3, the spin-off from AMC?s critically-acclaimed series, Breaking Bad, will possibly see an appearance from high school Chemistry teacher turned drug kingpin, Walter White, played by Bryan Cranston.
It has long been speculated that Breaking Bad?s main players, Walter White and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) will make a cameo in the spin-off, and on a recent appearance at the Rich Eisen Show, as reported by Screen Rant, Cranston said that he is ?all in? to make an appearance to the Saul Goodman-centered drama.
?I owe Vince Gilligan so much. He was my champion to get [the Walter White] role. I was the guy coming off Malcolm in the Middle,? Cranston told Eisen. ?If they were to call me and say, ?We have this idea, we?d like? ,? I would say, ?Yes, you don?t have to finish the pitch. I?m there, what do you want me to do???
He continued, ?I know how careful they are and proprietary they are with those characters and those storylines, and it wouldn?t be something, ?Oh, isn?t that kind of a stunt casting kind of thing.? It would be something kind of unique and obscure and creative, and I?m all in.?
While he is well-known and loved in front of the camera, the spin-off could also possibly give him directing duties as Cranston has actually had directing experience in the past for shows like Modern Family, The Office and, of course, the series where we know him best for, Malcolm in the Middle and Breaking Bad.
Now he has directing opportunities for Saul as well but he has been debating this offer because he?s greatly concerned about learning spoilers being a fan of the show. ?I?m a fan of the show, and in order to direct, I need to know what no fan knows? and there?s a part of me that says that would kind of kill it for me as a fan to peek behind the curtain, so I don?t know if I am [going to direct] or not,? Cranston said.
It would really mean a lot for fans and Cranston himself if he will ever make a cameo in the spin-off series, but already on its third season, it seems that Saul really lived up to its promise that it will be able to stand on its own. Bob Odenkirk, who plays the quirky lawyer Jimmy McGill, is torn between going ?slippin? Jimmy? all the way and into Saul Goodman, and sticking to becoming that straight-up-attorney like his older brother. It?s a bit similar to the Walter White to Heisenberg transformation but the difference is, Jimmy is more aware of his darker, ?slippin? Jimmy? side earlier on so it?s a slower transition, as he still is conscious about what?s right and finds himself in the middle most of the time, slowly slipping away to the other side.
What do you think of the spin-off so far? Would you like to see an appearance from Cranston and Paul soon in the series?
Better Call Saul Season 3 premieres in 2017 on AMC.