Gilligan On “X-Files” & Los Pollos Hermanos

AMC’s “Breaking Bad” is memorable for many things, one of them being the fictional fried-chicken fast-food chain Los Pollos Hermanos. An Albuquerque restaurant called Twisters doubled in the series as the Los Pollos Hermanos outlet where much of the third and fourth season’s drug-producing shenanigans took place.

Recently, the show’s creator Vince Gilligan participated in a Reddit AMA where he revealed that the chain may soon no longer be fictional:

“Believe it or not… there is talk of a Pollos Hermanos becoming a real restaurant. This is not an idea that I generated personally. But it’s one that’s been presented to me, through the good folks at Sony, and the idea came to them from a businessman who has an interest in doing just that. Speaking for myself, I’d love to see that happen!”

In the same Q&A, Gilligan also spoke about one of his old gigs working on “The X-Files” years ago. With that franchise making a comeback soon in the form of an event series, will he be involved in any way?

“Unfortunately I won’t be writing for the reboot, because my work on Better Call Saul will keep me from doing that. I’m very sad to miss out, because I would love to have a hand in The X-Files reboot. The X-Files was my second favorite job ever, a close second to Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, and I’d love to be a part of it. Rest assured, I will be watching it as a fan. I can’t wait to see it.

Gilligan came onboard late during the second season as a writer/executive producer and remained with the show right up until the end. He also directed the seventh season episode “Je Souhaite” (the one with the genie).