'Breaking Bad' star Aaron Paul wants to bring Jesse to 'Better Call Saul'
"Breaking Bad" left Jesse Pinkman's fate unanswered in the series finale, but he may not be gone for good. Aaron Paul, the man behind the character, told The Associated Press that he's had "serious talks" to bring Walter White's partner in crime to the AMC spin-off "Better Call Saul."
"Anything Vince (Gilligan) is involved with, I'm there," Paul said. "I owe him my entire career. And the idea of jumping into the skin of Jesse Pinkman again in his lighter days — because it's all a prequel — it would be fun."
"Bad" creator Gilligan is once again at the helm for "Saul," which will follow the adventures of seedy lawyer Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) before he meets Walter (aka Heisenberg), "Bad's" meth kingpin played by Bryan Cranston. The spin-off is slated for a November debut.
The Emmy-winning actor also told Details in its February issue that he's not the only one interested in appearing on the highly anticipated spin-off.
"Both Bryan and I want to be a part of that," Paul said. "If they'll have us."
Paul has stayed busy post "Breaking Bad." He's starring as a mechanic framed for a crime he didn't commit in the upcoming "Need for Speed," which opens March 14. He'll also be playing Joshua alongside Christian Bale's Moses in "Exodus," opening in December.
One "Breaking Bad" star who's already set to reprise his role in "Saul" is Jonathan Banks, who played the lawyer's loyal and extremely effective hit man and private investigator, Mike Ehrmantraut.
Betsy Brandt, who played Walter's sister-in-law, Marie, is also eager to get in on the action. "I would do anything to be on the spin-off," she told Vanity Fair. "(The show) is going to have four of 'Breaking Bad's' writers, so I'm pretty confident that it is going to be amazing."
For those hoping for more of her on-screen husband, dearly departed DEA agent Hank Schrader (Dean Norris), forget about it. The actor is currently starring on CBS' "Under the Dome," and said he doubts he'd be allowed to do the show. But beyond that, "I'm not a big fan of kind of revisiting something that has already been done," he told The AP. "But I think it's going to be awesome. So I can't wait to see it."
Though there are still many long months until "Better Call Saul" premieres, fans can check out the show's website, which features the same tacky look that "Bad" viewers came to know and love from Saul and his TV commercials.