Schnauz continued: “With Covid restrictions and now medical issues with our actors, and Aaron and Bryan so busy with their careers, it would be a logistical nightmare to get something like this done right now. We’re focused on telling the story of how Jimmy McGill in Saul Goodman turns into… Breaking Bad and he’s completely Saul before we meet him on that series, so how important is it to the overall story to see Walt and Jesse? Of course it would be great to see them, if only slightly, but I don’t know if it would be satisfying to have them walk through a scene. When we brought in Dean to play Hank again, that was an integral part of the story. So… please keep expectations low on the Walt/Jesse front.”
While it’s disappointing news to hear from such an important person working on the show, You better call Saul has always prided itself on intentional storytelling and authentic decision-making. Fan service has a place in entertainment, hence the making of the movie The route in 2019 told the story of Jesse Pinkman after he escaped the authoritative grasp of Walter White. It’s imperative to give little nods to the core of an expansive universe, but not at the expense of purpose. There’s still no announced release date for the sixth season, but audiences can expect the same high-quality drama to return to the airwaves when the time comes, with or without Walt and Jesse.
Stay tuned for more You better call Saul season 6 tidbits from our interview with Thomas Schnauz next week!
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