AMC released a two-minute extended trailer of Better Call Saul this morning, which coincided with a Q&A at the Television Critics Association press tour with executive producers Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould. They also confirmed that Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) from Breaking Bad will not appear in the first season.
It’s a natural question: How many character from BB world may appear on Better call Saul,” Gilligan said. “I have to admit, a big part of the fun for us in setting series as prequel, six years earlier, the sky’s the limit.” He also pointed out that at this point in time, Jesse would only be in middle school. Bob Odenkirk, who plays Saul, joked that every time he comes into work he asks if Walter has called yet.
"We’ve got to have the storytelling," Gilligan said later in the Q&A. "If it ever got the point in the show where we said, ‘Hmmm, this [episode] is going to air around a sweep week, we need Bryan in this one’, I hope that will be the day I quit. The show answer is, the sky is the limit and the characters could conceivably show up in the future but our intention is when they do feel proper and fitting and organic. If it feels like a stunt, then we in the writers room have done something terribly wrong.”
Better Call Saul premieres on AMC February 8 at 10 p.m.