Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul to Reprise Their “Breaking Bad” Roles in “Better Call Saul”

Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston at 'El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie' film premiere in 2019
Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston at 'El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie' film premiere in 2019. Photo by Broadimage/Shutterstock (10438602h)

Many of our favorite Breaking Bad characters returned in Better Call Saul and it’s finally time for its two biggest stars to make a comeback. Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul will reprise their roles as Walter White and Jesse Pinkman on the final season of Better Call Saul.

A cameo by these two characters was a long time coming and Better Call Saul co-creator Peter Gould confirmed it’s going to happen during a recent appearance at PaleyFest. Co-creator Vince Gilligan echoed his statement while chatting with Variety at the Better Call Saul Season 6 premiere.

“These two worlds cross over in a way that you haven’t seen before, that’s for sure. It would be a damn shame if the show ended without [Cranston and Paul] appearing, would it not?” said Gilligan.

It’s still unclear in what capacity Cranston and Paul will return, but they’re not the first Breaking Bad actors to appear in the show’s spin-off. The list also includes Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman, Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut, and Giancarlo Esposito as Gus Fring, among others.

Better Call Saul will conclude its run with the sixth and final season. It will premiere on AMC on April 18 and it will consist of 13 episodes split into two parts.