'Breaking Bad' creator Vince Gilligan has said that he "desperately" wants to see Walt and Jesse on the spinoff series 'Better Call Saul' in the near future.
Gilligan made the comments during EW's reunion feature, where Gilligan, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul were questioned about their potential involvement in the series. “I desperately want to see both of them on Better Call Saul," said Gilligan, adding that all parties involved are interested in making it happen. He added, however, that it "wouldn’t feel as satisfying if it was just a cameo or an Alfred Hitchcock walkthrough," and said that a "good reason" is needed to bring them back.
"I think we’ve waited long enough. We damn well better have a good reason for them to show up. I just hope we figure it out because I’ve got to hear, ‘Yeah, bitch!’ one more time," said Glligan. When quizzed on the topic, both Cranston and Paul echoed Gilligan's sentiments. As Cranston tells it, Gilligan "takes such meticulous care of his characters and the story, and he changed our lives. ‘Yes’ is the answer. Even if it’s just a brush-by. A quick little something."
"We’ve come to know people who we’ve seen before but we don’t know that we’ve seen them before, because we were in the store and we just passed by them. Or we might even have a word or two. ‘Oh no, please go ahead.’ ‘Thank you for holding the door.’ And then five years later, you would never remember that. So something as minuscule as that could be very interesting in the fabric of the whole thing."
Aaron Paul, who played Jesse, was equally enthusiastic, but added that he believed Gilligan was unlikely to do it "to satisfy the fans."
"It would have a purpose, and whether or not he decides to find that purpose or searches for the purpose, I don’t know. But if he does find that purpose, I’m happy to jump on board."
So, really, it now it seems it's no longer a question of if - but when. 'Better Call Saul' returns to Netflix in August.