A few days ago important cameos were revealed from Better Call Saul. Peter Gould, co-creator of the series, was the one who told this information, and the reactions were immediate. Now that the first two episodes of the final season are out, he explains why he ruined the surprise and how we should take it.
The following paragraphs contain spoilers from the sixth season of Better Call Saul.
Being a prequel to breaking badmany fans expected that both stories would be connected in a very important way, especially since it is the last season of Better Call Saul. To the delight of the fans, Peter Gould confirmed that in the next episodes we will see the return of Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul.
As expected, many were moved by the news, while others took the courage of their lives because they did not want to know such information and preferred to be surprised to see it on screen. Unlike other cases, it was not an error or an unplanned revelation, quite the opposite. It was the perfect way for Gould, Vince Gilligan (the other creator), and AMC execs to promote the first part of this final season.
Why reveal the Better Call Saul cameos?
In interview for The Hollywood Reporterthis was what Gould revealed:
“Vince and I talked about it and we thought we had been cautious long enough. Don’t forget that Aaron and Bryan also had to keep it hidden and everyone asks them. We felt it was the right time to let him out. For better or worse, I have to admit there are a lot of other surprises and twists this season, so I wanted to take that off the table. I wouldn’t have revealed it if this was the big surprise of the season.”
When asked if any of the writers objected to the characters returning in later chapters, this was his reply:
“Do not. Look, if anyone doubted that, it was me. One of the things I’m proud of is that you start with questions like, “We’re going to see Walt and Jesse, right? When are they going to show up?” And now we end the series with: “What’s wrong with Kim? What will happen to Nacho?”
To me, that’s the ultimate sign of success, people care as much about the characters as we do. That’s evolution.”
He also stressed that the return of Paul and Cranston is not to relegate them to the background, but to honor them as they both deserve:
“We are trying to tell a complete story of who this man (Jimmy McGill) is, who he becomes and what his destiny in life is. Those two characters (Walter White and Jesse Pinkman) are part of it. It seemed like the right thing to do.”
How would you like to see said cameos from Better Caul Saul? The first two episodes of the sixth season are now available on Netflix. A new episode will premiere every Tuesday until May 24, in the mid-season finale.
The Better Call Saul Co-creator entry explains why he revealed important cameos before the premiere was first published in Cinema PREMIERE.