Fantastic news for all 'Breaking Bad' fans. According the The Associated Press, Aaron Paul has said that he is in "serious talks" with the show creator Vince Gilligan to appear in 'Better Call Saul,' the upcoming 'Breaking Bad' spin-off.
Aaron Paul, known best for his portrayal of the lovable, yet troubled Jesse Pinkman on 'Breaking Bad,' was promoting his upcoming action film 'Need for Speed,' when Jesse Pinkman came up in the conversation.
Paul said, "Anything Vince is involved with, I'm there." He elaborated, "I owe him my entire career. And the idea of jumping into the skin of Jesse Pinkman again in his lighter days -- because it's all a prequel - - it would be fun."
According to Paul, in an interview with Details, cast members of 'Breaking Bad' are ready to contribute to 'Better Call Saul.' He said, "Both Bryan [Cranston] and I want to be a part of that, if they'll have us."
Thus far, there have only been two confirmed characters returning to ‘Better Call Saul.’ Private fixer Michael “Mike” Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks) is slated to be a series regular, and, of course, Bob Odenkirk will be returning as Saul Goodman.
It is also official that Dean Norris, who played Walter White's brother-in-law and DEA agent Hank Schrader will not join the spin-off. As Norris said in an interview earlier this week, "I think that experience was that experience. I'm not a big fan of kind of revisiting something that has already been done. But I think it's going to be awesome. So I can't wait to see it."
We can only hope that Vince Gilligan listens to Saul’s motto of “better safe than sorry,” when it comes to casting Aaron Paul as a series regular.
‘Better Call Saul’ is scheduled to premiere in November on AMC.