Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul will appear in Better Call Saul’s final season

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11 Apr 2022, 07:12

Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul as Walter White and Jesse Pinkman.

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We’ve all been wondering whether it might happen, and hoping that it would, and now it’s been confirmed. Walter White and Jesse Pinkman are going to turn up in the final season of Better Call Saul.

Series’ creator Peter Gould has officially confirmed that Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul will appear in the upcoming last season of the show, and we couldn’t be more excited!  

Of course, there would be no Better Call Saul without Breaking Bad and, as the prequel spin-off comes to a close, it heads towards the time when our titular character first meets Walter White (Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Paul) in the original series. It makes sense, therefore, that the two drug-making/dealing characters show up as we move closer to that point in the timeframe. 

As reported by Variety, Gould made the announcement at PaleyFest LA on a Better Call Saul panel, although he kept his cards close to his chest regarding exactly what shape their appearance would take.

“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,” he confirmed. 

If you want to know more though, you’ll just have to watch the upcoming episodes. Gould said: “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.”

When Bob Odenkirk joined The Chris Evans Breakfast Show with Sky recently, he spoke about how he became part of Breaking Bad in the first place. “This opportunity came with a phone call, ‘Will you be on the show Breaking Bad?’ And well, I was just gonna say yes for the fun of it, just for the excitement of trying something,” he said. 

“I showed up, and here's this character Saul Goodman - great fun to play - and here are these great actors around me anchoring the whole thing.”

He added: “Then later, of course, he's in trouble because everyone gets in trouble if you're in that world. And then they had the freedom, when it came to inventing Better Call Saul, to invent anything they wanted about what his true life was.”

If you are looking forward to the final season of Better Call Saul, but feel like you need a reminder of where the story has reached before diving into the new episodes, then check back to later this week, where we’ll be giving you a full recap, so you’re all up to speed.

Better Call Saul season six will be split into two parts. Part one (seven episodes) will premiere on Netflix on April 19th. The final six episodes will then begin on 12th July.