‘Better Call Saul’ Might Feature Walter White, Unfortunately Not Until After Season 2

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Better Call Saul has only had one season so far, but it could already rank as one of the best TV spin-offs of all time. That is because it is related to Breaking Bad, of course, one of the most successful and well-written shows ever, with incredibly high cable ratings.

Fans have continued to wonder if they would ever see more of Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) and unfortunately, it won’t be until at least after season 2.

Breaking Bad ended its 5-season run nearly 2 years ago, but that hasn’t stopped fans from talking about their love of the show and luckily they are still able to see a couple of the characters in the Alberquerce, New Mexico setting during Better Call Saul.

Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad‘s creator Vince Gilligan has always been in favor of extending the story and having the antihero return to the show. He has said that he would love to see them come back, but it also depends on their schedules.

Speaking on the potential return of Cranston’s iconic character, Gilligan said, “It would be great to see Walter White on Better Call Saul. It would be a shame if the show had its run — hopefully a very long run — and he never appeared.”

Given that Walter White does not meet Saul Goodman until season 2 of Breaking Bad years after Better Call Saul, there is no narrative timeline that would currently allow for him to appear on the series. However, they could meet briefly or else he could be shown in a flashforward scene.

In addition to Bob Odenkirk returning as Saul, the only other character from Breaking Bad to return with a major role is Jonathan Banks’ Mike Ehrmentraut, who is given an origin story during the prequel series as well.

Better Call Saul has been called even better than the original by some people and if its success rivals the original series, there will certainly be plenty of time to invite Walter White back.

Tobias Roth
Tobias Roth received his bachelor's degree in English with a concentration on Film Studies from Michigan State University. He loves movies, being outdoors and enjoys a good game of ultimate frisbee. He also has a passion for animals, the environment, and learning new things.

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