It's still up in the air whether Vince Gilligan's Bob Odenkirk-centric Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul is a prequel, sequel, or takes place during the time frame of its predecessor, but Gilligan tells EW that he wants Jonathan Banks to potentially reprise his role of Mike Ehrmantraut on the new show.
When asked if he wants any Breaking Bad character to pop up or have an extended role on Saul, Gilligan replied:
The character that springs to mind would be Mike. That would be a great deal of fun. I would say the sky’s the limit, at least theoretically speaking. Realistically speaking, we’ve got a whole lot [...]
Better Call Saul, the highly anticipated Breaking Bad spinoff starring Bob Odenkirk's lawyer character Saul Goodman, may not end up being a prequel after all. In a recent IGN interview, Odenkirk said the format of the show, which was picked up in September, is still being decided.
A lot of people do want to see what happens to next to Saul. So, I don’t know what they’re going to do. I know they’ve talked about prequel, but they’ve also talked to me about sequel, and they’ve also talked to me about a mix of prequel and sequel.
He also affirmed that the show will be more dramedy than a [...]
Here's Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan returning to The Colbert Report for one of his first post-Breaking Bad interviews. It's pretty rare to see Colbert do an interview out of character with genuine questions to boot, but that's just how much of a fan of Gilligan's series he is. Oh, and their conversation about the finale contains a couple spoilers.
For a show that evolves constantly, SNL does a remarkable job preserving its brand. Despite the changes in the cast, the writers, and the culture it parodies, SNL will always be that live, hip, New York-centered show that puts up a few sketches at the end of the week to try to make you laugh. There's the "Live from New York…" throw line, the theme music, Don Pardo listing off the cast, the host walking out on stage, followed by that predictable pattern of live sketches, videos, musical performances, and the news segment. Critics put down this structure in favor of looser, more inventive sketch show formats, but given SNL's [...]