‘Breaking Bad’ creator teases crossover with ‘Better Call Saul’


SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – The casts of television shows “Breaking Bad” and its spinoff “Better Call Saul” united at the annual Comic-Con festival in San Diego ahead of what producers teased as a screen crossover for some characters later this year.

FILE PHOTO: Executive producer Vince Gilligan poses at the premiere for season 3 of the television series “Better Call Saul” in Culver City, California U.S., March 28, 2017. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Stars Bryan Cranston, who played teacher turned drug kingpin Walter White in the Emmy-winning “Breaking Bad,” on Thursday joined co-star Aaron Paul and Bob Odenkirk, who plays con-man Jimmy McGill in the “Better Call Saul” prequel to mark the 10th anniversary of the “Breaking Bad” series that ended in 2013.

Vince Gilligan, the creator of both TV series, said the two shows would begin to come together in the fourth season of “Better Call Saul,” which arrives on U.S. television in August, shown by cable channel AMC.

“You have two shows for the price of one with ‘Better Call Saul’. It’s its own show, it stands on its own two legs wonderfully, just by itself,” Gilligan told Reuters Television.

“But more and more in season four, the ‘Breaking Bad’ world is coming into the ‘Better Call Saul’ world… It’s overlapping,” he added.

Gilligan did not say which characters from “Breaking Bad” would be featured in any upcoming crossover episodes.

Reporting by Rollo Ross; Editing by Jill Serjeant and Frances Kerry

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