'Better Call Saul,' the 'Breaking Bad' spinoff, is creating a way to bring back Walter White.
Producers plan on creating a flexible time line that allows for the return of Bryan Cranston
The producers of "Better Call Saul
" are figuring out a way to bring back the school teacher turned drug dealer played by Bryan Cranston
Executive producer, Peter Gould
says that the show will feature scenes that go back and forth between several decades, including a time period where Walter White cooked and sold crystal meth.
It was previously believed that the show will only take place during the 1980s and focus on Saul, the lawyer played by Bob Odenkirk
who first appeared on "Breaking Bad
“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,’ ” he says.
The producers of the show admit that they feel a large amount of pressure to produce another hit show.
“We want to make a show that stands on it own, is its own story and is a brand extension,” he said.
“We think we have a story that is worth making. ... We could never dream of the kind of success that ‘Breaking Bad’ had and the love we got from the fans. But (with ‘Saul’) at a certain point you have to do the best job you can and tell the best story that entertains you, get a good response and hope people like it.”
admits that it is a sign of relief that AMC
bosses have ordered a second season of the show, before the first one even airs next year. He says, it allows him time to develop his characters.
“It’s tremendous for us because we get to plot out two seasons. And the way we work is similar to ‘Breaking Bad’ as it is very serialized and each episode builds on the last. And that gives us a much bigger canvas to play with,” he said.
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