Actor Aaron Paul has revealed he has had “serious talks” with Vince Gilligan about reprising his iconic role of Jesse Pinkman from AMC’s “Breaking Bad” for the upcoming prequel spin-off series “Better Call Saul”.
Out doing promotion for “Need for Speed,” Paul tells CBS News that the prospect is appealing as Pinkman will be back to being a low-level drug dealer without all the torture and baggage of the events from ‘Bad’:
“Anything Vince is involved with, I’m there. I owe him my entire career. And the idea of jumping into the skin of Jesse Pinkman again in his lighter days – because it’s all a prequel – it would be fun.”
It’s still unknown what other actors will be back, one unlikely one though is Dean Norris, who played brother-in-law Hank Schrader. Norris’ commitments to CBS’ “Under the Dome” apparently get in the way:
“I don’t think they’ll let me do a little cable show. I think that experience was that experience. I’m not a big fan of kind of revisiting something that has already been done. But I think it’s going to be awesome. So I can’t wait to see it.”
‘Saul’ is slated to premiere in November.