As a part of AMC’s day of publicity at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour, producers Peter Gould and Vince Gilligan were present to talk about what has to be one of the biggest shows coming up in “Better Call Saul.” Everyone wants this to live up to expectations, which happen to be through the roof due to the prestige of the original “Breaking Bad.” At the same time, though, there is also a certain amount of awareness that actually meeting this level of hype is going to be no easy task.
The main thing that the aforementioned two can do is ensure that there is not an attempt to just create the same show all over again here, and with that in mind, Gould told critics to not expect a cameo from either Bryan Cranston or Aaron Paul in the first season:
“In the spirit of full disclosure, Walt and Jesse will not appear [this season] … We want this to stand on its own. We don’t want to mislead people into something that’s not going to happen. [Having] said that, everything else is on the table.”
For us, we would personally sacrifice cameos from the entire “Breaking Bad” cast if it meant not having the entire show as a prequel, since there is a part of us insanely curious to know just what happens after the fact with Saul. Since we already know where his prequel journey takes him, there is a little less organic excitement that comes out of that.
As we get closer and closer to the big premiere of the show, we are going to have some more news when it comes to the series. Be on the lookout for that!