In a recent chat with THR, Vince Gilligan has happily and openly stated that he and Peter Gould won’t be able to help having the pair sneak onto the show from time to time.
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. 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.
Gilligan is the cover story of THR’s new issue, and there is an extensive and interesting interview with him that I fully endorse taking the time to read. He discusses his fears of whatever comes next, and details on his involvement with Better Call Saul. Not content to watch from afar, he apparently will be directing the pilot, staying in the writer’s room full-time for at least Season 1.
As for the show itself, the comedy will definitely be the focus, but there will definitely be an overall dramatic thrust that keeps the show going, giving Odenkirk some room to stretch. Shot in Albuquerque, the show will also maintain a similar palette to Michael Slovis’ brilliant work on Breaking Bad.
I’m of two minds about this spinoff, but my goodwill towards this group of people and this universe is so high that I can’t help but stay interested. Gilligan himself admits how tough it will be to capture that lightning-in-a-bottle twice, but that’s no reason not to try.
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