Exciting news for Breaking Bad fans and everyone who’s enjoying Better Call Saul: It looks like a certain villain is about to return to television.
Yesterday a new YouTube channel for Los Pollos Hermanos uploaded a video promoting the iconic chicken joint featured heavily in Breaking Bad. As we all remember, the restaurant was used by Gus to funnel his drug money.
At the end of the Los Pollos Hermanos “commercial” we see the owner of the restaurant, Gus Fring, make a promise to potential customers.
“Come in and try our new curly fries. We’re so sure you’ll like them. And if you don’t, they’re on me,” Gus says.
This video seemingly confirms that Giancarlo Esposito has been on the set of Better Call Saul and will have a role in the upcoming third season, whose air date is set for “Spring 2017,” according to AMC. His return was hinted during the Better Call Saul season 2 finale.
In a tweet, Esposito confirms his involvement in the new season and says “the rise of Gus is coming!”
— Giancarlo Esposito (@quiethandfilms) January 11, 2017
Better Call Saul viewers have been anxiously awaiting the return of prominent Breaking Bad characters since the spinoff series serves as a prequel to the Bryan Cranston-led drama. So far Saul has brought in several familiar faces, most notably drug distributor Tuco Salamanca.
With Saul being a prequel, it’s only natural for the lawyer to slowly but surely encounter characters from the Bad world. We hope Gus has a prominent role in Saul and sticks around for a while, because he’s obviously one of the best characters from the original series.
It’ll be interesting to see what else comes out of this mysterious new Los Pollos Hermanos channel on YouTube. For now, check out the latest Better Call Saul teaser which finds the titular character volunteering to defend himself in court:
Anyone who’s been on the fence about watching the spinoff should get started already. It’s a very good show.