Jesse To Appear In Better Call Saul? Aaron Paul Speaks Out

Breaking Bad was one of the most successful and acclaimed series in recent memory. So, when it was announced that spinoff Better Call Saul was in the works, fans of the original went bananas. One of the most exciting parts of Better Call Saul is the possibility of Breaking Bad characters entering the world. Aaron Paul, who played series lead and fan favorite Jesse Pinkman during Breaking Bad’s five seasons recently spoke to the possibility of Jesse appearing in the prequel show: 

Hopefully I will be involved. But I don’t know when that may be. I’m not going to say anything more. But I’m absolutely open to the idea. Hopefully it happens. I’m all about it. If I were to be involved, I can promise that it would be done in the most beautiful way, because there’s no way they’re going to bring Jesse Pinkman back just to bring him back. They’re going to bring him back and the audience is going to be very excited not just to see him, but to see how it all unfolded.

Aaron Paul’s statement seems pretty positive toward guest starring on Better Call Saul. There have clearly been conversations regarding Jesse’s upcoming role in the spin-off, and how significant it will be. With show runners promising a season one Breaking Bad character appearing in Better Call Saul, and six crossovers happening last season, I wouldn’t be surprised if they shocked us with Jesse Pinkman’s appearance.

It seems like Aaron Paul is really well informed regarding the plot and plan for Better Call Saul. Paul claims that he’s more than willing to make appearances on Saul when the writing calls for it. Since Breaking Bad helped make Paul’s career, he says he’d be happy to do whatever show runner and creator Vince Gilligan asks of him. When asked if Jesse’s appearance would be this season, Paul tried to remain vague: 

Maybe. I don’t want to say anything. All I can say is I do know is there are some very exciting surprises coming up in the second season in ‘Better Call Saul.’ So I highly, highly recommend watching the show.

This answer feels very close to a yes, right? He tried to swerve the question, but this is only making me more excited for Jesse to become part of Better Call Saul. Maybe they’ll drop the bomb late in the season, like a crazy finale cliffhanger.

Better Call Saul season two premieres February 15th, 2016. Check out the new trailer below.

Corey Chichizola
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Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Graduated with degrees theater and literature from Ramapo College of New Jersey. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid. He's particularly proud of covering horror franchises like Scream and Halloween, as well as movie musicals like West Side Story. Favorite interviews include Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Jamie Lee Curtis, and more.