Earlier this month AMC greenlit the Breaking Bad spin off Better Call Saul which will be a prequel.
Giancarlo Esposito is one actor who’d be interested in coming back to reprise his role as Gus.
The actor played fan favorite character Gus in earlier seasons of AMC’s hit meth drama before Walt successfully eliminated him with a bomb to the face.
Said Esposito to The Wrap earlier this month about potentially returning for the spin off, “I love my Breaking Bad family and would welcome the chance to work with them again if given the opportunity.”
What’s more, Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan said earlier this year that he would love to work with the Gus actor again. He said in July, “Any chance I get to work with Giancarlo again, I would jump at the opportunity. He is a wonderful actor and such a sweet guy.”
So is this a match made in heaven? While we don’t know much yet about Better Call Saul, we do know that Gus was in the meth business for a while before being knocked off, so it’s quite possible that he could’ve been working with people who by extension were working with the colorful lawyer. Like we mentioned above, Gus was an excellent character and beloved for all the wrong reasons by viewers, so his return would be a major get for the show and help draw in viewers.
Meanwhile, Breaking Bad season 5, episode 16 – the series finale – airs this Sunday, September 29 at 9 p.m. eastern/pacific on AMC.