Big news for the upcoming Breaking Bad spinoff prequel, Better Call Saul: In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, BB creator Vince Gilligan revealed that the series may have more cameos than previously thought—and sooner than we think.
Both Cranston and Aaron Paul, in addition to some of Bad’s other actors, have expressed interest in making appearances, which Gilligan intends to make happen. “Personally, I’d have a hard time resisting putting all these guys in for a cameo or two every now and then,” he says, smiling at the very thought.
Does this mean we should be looking out for Walter White and Jesse Pinkman in the background of some scenes? Skyler White, or Hank Schrader, maybe? And what about Huell? SO MANY QUESTIONS. Unfortunately, Gilligan didn't quite expand upon the possibility of cameos, but he did continue that the Better Call Saul writers room and set crew may look very similar to that of Breaking Bad's:
"...we figured, ‘Why not shoot Saul in the same way?’ Let’s shoot it in Albuquerque, let’s get as much of the crew back together as possible, and let’s do it the way we did it before so that it will be of a piece with that pre-existing fictional universe that we had so much fun creating." [...]
He and Gould would like to lure at least a few of the other writers, too, with Bad writer’s assistant Gordon Smith already on board. (They’ll need to begin staffing up soon as the tentative plan is to have Saul on the air sometime between August and October.) Gilligan says he envisions being in the writers room full-time, at least for the first season, and already is slated to direct the pilot. Once Saul has found its footing, he’ll turn his focus to other projects — assuming he is able to detach.
Gilligan also specifies what was pretty much reported before: The show will be much lighter than Breaking Bad, but it'll keep the same visual style with less drama and more "dark" comedy. Saul seems to attract that.
Better Call Saul is reportedly set to air at some point in early summer/fall of 2014, so pretty much about a year from now—no one's going to be missing their Breaking Bad fix.