When it came to Better Call Saul, Cranston mentioned that he had visited the set in while in Albuquerque, New Mexico just two days earlier, and after a hug-filled reunion with the show’s crew — most of whom also worked on Breaking Bad — he started feeling a bit nostalgic. “I told Vince [Gilligan], if you want me to be on the show, I’ll be there in a second.” While he acknowledged the difficulty in pulling a Walter White cameo off, given Better Call Saul’s timeline, he expressed confidence that Gilligan and company would be able to make it work.
He also said that, as a fan, he didn’t want anything spoiled for him when he was on set, but he did enthusiastically tease that in the upcoming season, there will be “another new character coming on the show that you will recognize.”
Once members of the audience started shouting out some guesses, Cranston quickly clarified that he wasn’t referring to Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) or Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), eliminating the two most obvious (and talked about) possibilities. While my money’s on the DEA Agent with the crazy mustache, it looks like we’ll have to wait until Better Call Saul’s third season premieres in February 2017* before we’ll find out for sure.
*Note: I don’t think the reporter did his homework here. A February air date for S3 is unlikely, given that they started filming 3+ months later this year. The only official-ish word on S3 came from a Rhea Seehorn tweet earlier this week: “airs Spring ‘17.”