Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul are back—the duo are slated to appear together in the sixth and final season of Better Call Saul, scheduled to premiere on April 18. AMC confirmed this week that Cranston would be playing the role of Walter White and Paul would be seen as Jesse Pinkman. The two actors had earlier won several Emmys for their parts in the series and appeared together in the 2019 film El Camino—A Breaking Bad Movie.
News about the upcoming spinoff was revealed by co-creator Peter Gould at a PaleyFest L.A. panel, who was quoted as saying: “I don’t want to spoil things for the audience, but I will say the first question we had when we started the show was, ‘Are we gonna see Walt and Jesse on the show?’ Instead of evading, I’ll just say yeah. How or the circumstances or anything, you’ll just have to discover that for yourself, but I have to say that’s one of many things that I think you’ll discover this season.”
Better Call Saul is a spinoff to Breaking Bad, the highly acclaimed series that ran from 2008 to 2013, narrating the misadventures of a high-school teacher-cum-drug-dealer and his lawyer. The new spinoff will tell the backstory of Saul Goodman, another lawyer who advocates for them. Goodman was played by Bob Odenkirk in the original series, who told reporters: “I personally feel that the two shows — Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul — are entwined even more than ever in the final season. And I think that’s surprising and cool, and it’s gonna make you want to watch Breaking Bad again.”
The final season will be directed by Better Call Saul stars Giancarlo Esposito and Rhae Seehorn working with the following synopsis provided by AMC:
“Better Call Saul‘s final season concludes the complicated journey and transformation of its compromised hero, Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk), into criminal lawyer Saul Goodman. From the cartel to the courthouse, from Albuquerque to Omaha, season six tracks Jimmy, Saul and Gene as well as Jimmy’s complex relationship with Kim (Rhea Seehorn), who is in the midst of her own existential crisis. Meanwhile, Mike (Jonathan Banks), Gus (Giancarlo Esposito), Nacho (Michael Mando) and Lalo (Tony Dalton) are locked into a game of cat and mouse with mortal stakes.”