During today’s Deadline Contenders event, Better Call Saul star Jonathan Banks joked about Bryan Cranston resuming his role as Walter White.
It’s now official that Cranston and Aaron Paul, who portrayed Jesse Pinkman in Better Call Saul’s precursor Breaking Bad, will reprise their roles.
Co-creator Peter Gould announced the news during a Paleyfest event, and AMC confirmed it, saying, ‘They’re coming back.’
Cranston and Pinkman portrayed White and Pinkman in five seasons of the drug-dealing thriller, as well as the 2019 Netflix feature film El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie.
Earlier in the day, Jonathan Banks, who plays Mike Ehrmantruat, when asked whether Cranston would return, deadpanned to Deadline’s Pete Hammond, “Why would you want him to? I mean, talk about a really overrated actor.”
Odenkirk added, “Please make sure he knows John said that.”
The sixth and final season of Better Call Saul is broken into two parts. It kicks off on April 18 and runs until late May, before picking up again in early July.