Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul to Appear in Better Call Saul

Better Call Saul co-creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould confirmed a crossover is in the works but remained coy about the details. Here's what they said.

By Cydney Contreras Apr 11, 2022 2:29 PMTags
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AMC confirmed the Breaking Bad stars will appear in the final season of Better Call Saul on April 10. The network released a teaser image of Aaron and Bryan as Jesse and Walter, captioned, "They're coming back."


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Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould confirmed to Variety that a Breaking Bad crossover is in the works after they were questioned about a possible appearance from Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul. However, Gould was unable to confirm if the crossover involves the O.G. stars, simply saying, "These two worlds collide in a way that you've never seen before, that's for sure."

Gilligan played coy too, replying, "It would be a damn shame if the show ended without [Cranston and Paul] appearing, would it not?"

Better Call Saul's sixth season premieres April 18 on AMC and takes place before Saul (Bob Odenkirk) is recruited by Walter White (Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Paul). That being said, the spinoff is catching up to the timeline of Breaking Bad, so it's not out of the question that Walter and Jesse would make a cameo.

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Odenkirk teased that season six picks up speed and sees Jimmy McGill's transformation into Saul Goodman. "And now in this final season, I see much bigger things happening, much faster," he told Entertainment Weekly. "It's just a more turbulent show. The plotting just gets amped up."

The star said that this faster pace sees worlds collide, adding, "In the final season of Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul have never been more entwined. It's just amazing how many overlaps they've discovered and mined for this season of our show. It's stunning! And it's going to be cool."


And while the show technically ends where Breaking Bad begins, Odernkirk said that the finale isn't what fans would expect. As he put it, "One of the great things about this show is you're not going to predict what the hell is going to happen next, but it all follows with the characters that they've set up. And this ending, it is really great. Very satisfying."

The first two episodes of Better Call Saul premiere April 18 on AMC.

This story was originally published on Friday April 8, 2022 at 10:41 a.m. PST.

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