SAY HIS NAME. The New York Daily News reports that Walter White might appear on Better Call Saul, the heavily anticipated spinoff of Breaking Bad , or The Show That Got You Acquainted With The World of Cooking Meth. Although nothing is set in stone yet, executive producer Peter Gould is seeking out Bryan Cranston to see if he's game to come back to AMC. So does this mean ZOMBIE WALTER WHITE!?
Not quite. (And besides, Bryan Cranston recently said that Walter White may very well still be alive, so there goes any of your zombie dreams.) The show, while still focusing on your favorite defense attorney to ever have an office in a strip mall, will operate on a number of timelines, giving the team a tremendous amount of storytelling flexibility. Think of how the Orange Is The New Black inmates reveal their stories through flashbacks, instead of through just telling each other what happened in their lives. Think of what flash-forwards could do!
Here's what Gould said:
One of the great things about having a time line which is flexible is that perhaps some of it takes place before Breaking Bad, during Breaking Bad, and after Breaking Bad. That gives us the ability to bring back characters that were killed on Breaking Bad.
However, it's unlikely that we'll be seeing a zombified Heisenberg. It seems that the most plausible conclusion is that we'd see Walter White in a "during Breaking Bad" scene. This also is a very likely place for Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) to show up, too, bitch — well, that is, if he does show up at all.
But like with Jesse Pinkman's uncertain return, there's no guarantee that a Heisenberg Renaissance will come to fruition. Still, it's not the end of the world for the producers if it doesn't, as the show is not resting on that concept.
We want to make a show that stands on it own, is its own story and is a brand extension [...] We think we have a story that is worth making.
He's right — Heisenberg or no Heisenberg, plenty of people will definitely tune in to see the story of Saul. Hell, I'd watch a reel of all of Saul's public access commercials. Adding Walter White to the mix would just be a bit of a bonus. Adding a zombie Walter White — okay, okay, I'll drop it. But either way, Better Call Saul sounds like it will be pretty darn awesome.