Get ready for some more Breaking Bad reunions, as many fan favorites from the hit AMC show are set to appear in the fifth season of Better Call Saul. In an image posted to the network's official Twitter account, Dean Norris and Steven Michael Quezada are seen chatting it up with Bob Odenkirk on the set of the Breaking Bad prequel series. The photo's caption officially confirms that the two will be appearing in season 5, reprising their roles as DEA agents Hank Schrader and Steven Gomez after nearly seven years. You can take a look at the reveal tweet below.
.@BetterCallSaul Season 5 is about to welcome some friendly faces. @DeanJNorris and @StevenMQuezada will be reprising their @BreakingBad characters, DEA Agents Hank Schrader and Steven Gomez. #TCA20pic.twitter.com/AIRTIrXDaJ— AMC Networks (@AMC_TV) January 17, 2020
From the very start of Breaking Bad, Norris was featured in a major role as Hank Schrader, the brother-in-law of Bryan Cranston's Walter White. As it took five seasons for him to finally figure out Heisenberg's true identity, a big part of the show's suspense hindered on when we would reach the moment when Hank would inevitably find out. Quezada had also appeared on Breaking Bad frequently since the start of the series as Steven Gomez, Hank's partner at the DEA. Partners until the end, Hank and Gomey had great chemistry and it will be awesome for Breaking Bad fans to see them together once again.
AMC also revealed at the Television Critics Association that the late Robert Forster will be featured in season 5 to reprise his Breaking Bad role as Ed "The Disappearer" Galbraith. After first playing the role in the original TV series, Forster again played the Disappearer in El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, which premiered on Netflix in October. Sadly, Forster died on the day the movie was released, though he had already secretly completed filming his scenes for the upcoming season of Better Call Saul. It will be interesting to see the start of the character's relationship with Saul Goodman, as we know Ed will eventually be the man to give him a new life as Gene Takovic in Nebraska.
While this will be the first we're seeing of Hank, Gomey, and Ed on Better Call Saul, there have been many Breaking Bad characters to already make their way onto the show. Notably, Jonathan Banks and Giancarlo Esposito reprise their roles as Mike Ehrmantraut and Gus Fring, playing a very large role in the story. Some other familiar faces to appear include Laura Fraser as Lydia Rodarte-Quayle, Mark Margolis as Hector Salamanca, Lavell Crawford as Huell, Raymond Cruz as Tuco, and Tina Parker as Saul's assistant Francesca. Still, no one from the White family has yet appeared, nor have Jesse Pinkman and his pals Skinny Pete, Combo, and Badger.
Season 5 of Better Call Saul will kick off with a special two-night event on AMC on Feb. 23 and 24. AMC has also already renewed the show for a sixth and final season, which will arrive on the network in 2021. With so many Breaking Bad characters returning, Better Call Saul feels more like a continuation than ever, though it's bittersweet to know many of these beloved characters will all meet unfortunate ends in the future. This news comes to us from AMC.