AMC In Serious Talks With Actor Aaron Paul To Join ‘Breaking Bad’ Spinoff ‘Better Call Saul’, Highlight Hollywood News

Aaron Paul, who got his starmaking turn as meth manufacturer Jesse Pinkman  in Breaking Bad, said that he is in “serious talks” with show  creator Vince Gilligan to appear in the upcoming Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul,  according to The Associated Press. 

The actor was promoting his upcoming action film Need for Speed when Jesse Pinkman came up, as it presumably will in every interview Paul will  give for years. “Anything Vince is involved with, I’m there,” Paul said. “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.”

 

 

Earlier this year, Gilligan said that he hoped to  convince some of Breaking Bad’s regular cast to join up for Better Call Saul, but conceded he may  be a victim of his own success. “They’re off making big movies  and doing  Broadway plays and whatnot, and that’s exactly  the way it should be,” Gilligan said. “That is a high-class problem that we will  have to contend with as we go forward with Better  Call Saul, if we do indeed want to touch base with  some of these characters.”

 

 

Still, Paul has been lobbying hard for a role, telling Details in January, “Both  Bryan [Cranston] and I want to be a part of that, if they’ll have  us.”

 

 

One person that won’t be a  part of Saul’s world of bus stop ads and Constitution-splattered walls is Dean  Norris, who played DEA Agent and Walter White’s brother-in-law Hank Schrader on  the show. The Under the Dome star  said earlier this week, “I don’t think they’ll let me do a  little cable show.”

 

 

 

“I think that experience was that experience,” Norris said. “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.”

 

Better Call Saul features Bob Odenkirk as shady lawyer Saul Goodman and is set to premiere on AMC in November.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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