It’s done when he says it’s done — and he’s not done yet.
Despite the conclusive ending of “Breaking Bad,” cancer-stricken meth kingpin Walter “Heisenberg” White hasn’t finished causing chaos quite yet. At least, the possibility of his return to television is greater now than ever before, now that creators of “Breaking Bad” spinoff “Better Call Saul” have confirmed that their show features a “flexible” timeline.
In an interview with the New York Daily News, “Saul” co-creator and executive producer Peter Gould revealed that the show features “scenes that move back and forth over several decades, including the era where Walter White cooked and sold crystal meth.”
“One of the great things about having a time line which is flexible is that perhaps some of it takes place before ’Breaking Bad,’ during ’Breaking Bad,’ and after ’Breaking Bad,'” said Gould. “That gives us the ability to bring back characters that were killed on ’Breaking Bad.'”
One such character is Mike Ehrmantraut, the ice-cold hit man played by Jonathan Banks, already confirmed for a series regular role on “Better Call Saul.” But the fact that “Saul” takes place concurrently with “Breaking Bad,” at least in part, makes it clear that Heisenberg could reemerge at some point down the line — something that seems likely to happen, given that the show has already been ordered for two full seasons.
“Better Call Saul” premieres next year.