Better Call Saul wrapped its second season on AMC this week, and now the plans for season three have been teased by the men in charge. Variety spoke with Peter Gould and Vince Gilligan about the series finale and their plans for season three, and they teased some big things for next season.
Gould spoke about the return of Gus Fring for season three, and he will be a factor. However, Vince Gilligan made it clear that it is Giancarlo Esposito’s character that could end up dictating how much of Gus fans will see next season. He said the following:
“We’re still mulling over season three. Now that the cat is out of the bag, we’re certainly thinking Gus Fring had a hand in what happened with Mike at the end of season two. Having said that, Gus Fring works in mysterious ways, he casts a long shadow, he works indirectly. Personally I think we’d feel a little worried about disappointing the fans if their hopes were raised they would see wall-to-wall Gus Fring next season. Whether he appears in episode one, two, three, four, five, or any of them, is still up in the air. He’s certainly, it’s safe to say, already a presence on the show.”
Gould also teased who else fans might see on season three of the series:
“We have a board up in the writers office with the names of characters we’d like to bring back. At this point there are almost as many “Better Call Saul” characters, or almost, as there are “Breaking Bad” characters. There are a lot of folks we saw in season one of “Better Call Saul,” like the Kettlemans for instance, who we’d love to see again. Weirdly enough we have this embarrassment of riches, because we have all these wonderful characters played by brilliant fun actors to choose from to bring back. There’s always a temptation to do an episode which is a just a giant class reunion — which we’d love to shoot and it would be so much fun in Albuquerque to have everybody there — but we’re really slaves to the story that we’re telling. We have to make sure that anything we do is justified by the story of Jimmy McGill and Mike Ehrmantraut.”
Right now, the writers are very much developing the third season of this series. Better Call Saul will return to AMC in 2017.
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