While making the press rounds for his new movie Need for Speed, Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul revealed he is in "serious talks" to appear in the upcoming AMC spin-off Better Call Saul. However, Dean Norris will not be back as DEA agent Hank Schrader.
It isn't known how large of a role Aaron Paul will have in Better Call Saul. The actor revealed in a recent interview that he'll be on board for anything that series creator Vince Gilligan does.
"Anything Vince is involved with, I'm there. 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."
The show is set before Jesse meets the sleazy lawyer Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) or reconnects with chemistry teacher-turned-drug kingpin Walter White (Bryan Cranston). Series creator Vince Gilligan revealed in October that he wants to bring both Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston back for cameo appearances in Better Call Saul, and we reported last month that Jonathan Banks will be back as Mike Ehrmantraut.
One of the Breaking Bad stars who won't be coming back is Dean Norris, who played Walter's brother in law and DEA agent Hank Schrader in the critically-acclaimed AMC series. The actor is currently starring on the hit CBS summer series Under the Dome and he revealed in a recent interview that he doesn't think the network would let him do another show.
"I don't think they'll let me do a little cable show. I think that experience was that experience. I'm not a big fan of kind of revisiting something that has already been done. But I think it's going to be awesome. So I can't wait to see it."
Better Call Saul is slated to debut in November on AMC, although an exact premiere date has not been announced yet.