Season 2 of the American TV drama series “Better Call Saul” is slowly veering to its mother series “Breaking Bad” not only in terms of storylines but also through its character make-up.
Given that the production of “Better Call Saul” is now ongoing, fans of the show have been clamoring for the possible guesting stint of key “Breaking Bad” characters, particularly Bryan Cranston and his very popular Walter White character, and Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman.
It seems that fans would get their wish as it appears that both Cranston and Paul are also interested in joining Bob Odenkirk and the cast members of “Better Call Saul” for the show’s upcoming Season 2.
There are speculations that Giancarlo Esposito, who has played Gustavo ‘Gus’ Fring in “Breaking Bad,” will make an appearance in Season 2 of “Better Call Saul,” notes Realty Today.
In addition, there are also speculations that McGill’s secretary, Francesca, from “Breaking Bad” would also appear in the upcoming second season of “Better Call Saul.”
Show creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould have recently hinted that some famous “Breaking Bad” characters will be joining “Better Call Saul” without going into specifics, leaving fans to merely speculate. But the duo did give fans a glimpse of several locations where the plot of Season 2 of the popular spinoff series will be happening.
Gilligan and Gould recently showed fans a photo of a dumpster through social media where they both urged fans to dig into the mystery of Season 2 of “Better Call Saul” which will premiere on AMC early next year.
Previous reports about the plotline of Season 2 of “Better Call Saul” indicate that it will be the time that will show the transition of Jimmy McGill to Saul Goodman.
Primed for an award
“Better Call Saul” has been nominated in the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards in six major categories including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, and two others.
Avid fans of the TV series are optimistic that their favorite show will bag a couple of awards in the upcoming awarding rites on September 20 including the highly-coveted Best Drama.
Newsday believes that should “Better Call Saul” win the Outstanding Drama Series from the Primetime Emmy Awards, it will be the biggest upset of the night. But given the change in the paradigm in the Primetime Emmys, a win by “Better Call Saul” would be the awarding body’s defining moment for its transition.
It is a competitive field really given that “Better Call Saul” is up for tough competition including “Orange is the New Black,” “Modern Family,” “Downton Abbey,” “Game of Thrones,” “House of Cards,” “Mad Men,” and “Homeland,” – all of them powerhouse TV series which have proven themselves in the past Primetime Emmy Awards.
“Better Call Saul” is the dark horse bet among the nominees for Outstanding Drama Series because it seems that Emmy members are inclined to pick the very popular and hit TV series “Game of Thrones” as the runaway winner.
Transformation in the works
Even though the second season of the series is still to hit the TV screen early next year, fans of “Better Call Saul” got a glimpse of the transforming Jimmy McGill through the two officially released behind-the-scene photos of the show’s Season 2 last month.
One of the photos focused on showrunners Peter Gould and Vince Gilligan, the other image shows McGill appears to be in trouble as he is seemingly being confronted by two men.
In a recent interview, Peter Gould said that fans of the show should look forward to in Season 2 of “Better Call Saul” how close is Jimmy McGill to becoming the guy whom they met in “Breaking Bad,” obviously referring to Saul Goodman, who always recommend murder as a business strategy.