Could ‘Breaking Bad’ Spinoff Bring Back Gus Fring? Actor Who Played Him Is Willing


Giancarlo Esposito would love to reunite with Saul Goodman

(Spoiler alert: Don’t read this if you still plan to watch Season 4 of “Breaking Bad.” And get on that, jeez.)

If AMC’s just-announced “Breaking Bad” spinoff wants to bring back Gus Fring, the actor who played him is ready.

The upcoming “Better Call Saul” is a prequel, which means Walter White’s most dapper nemesis is still alive. And has his full face. It may finally be time to find out exactly how he built his chicken and meth empire.

“I love my ‘Breaking Bad’ family and would welcome the chance to work with them again if given the opportunity,” said Giancarlo Esposito, who played Fring, in a statement to TheWrap on Thursday.

Also read: ‘Breaking Bad’ Spinoff ‘Better Call Saul’ Is a Go

The statement came a day after Sony and AMC announced the prequel series, which will feature Bob Odenkirk reprising his role as criminal lawyer Saul Goodman.

Esposito told TheWrap previously he would be open to the idea, and his role on NBC’s “Revolution” hasn’t changed that. “Revolution” is entering its second season.

Also read: Was the Latest ‘Breaking Bad’ the Best Hour of TV Ever?

“Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan previously told TheWrap he’d love to reunite with Esposito.

“Any chance I get to work with Giancarlo again, I would jump at the opportunity. He is a wonderful actor and such a sweet guy,” Gilligan said in July.

He wasn’t available for comment this week.

  • Esposito Fan

    PLEASE bring back Giancarlo Esposito. I was so bummed when he was blown up. Look, this guy is THE coolest bad guy I’ve seen in a LONG LONG time. And he’s richer than God, so how ’bout if he survived and had his face rebuilt and we carry on. He was one of, if not THE best character on that show. (Although I must admit, I’ll still watch anything having to do with B.Bad, no matter what.

  • Heisenberg

    Bring it.

  • Kenya_Diggit

    Bring Mike back while you’re at it!

    • Keenan Jones

      Damn right. He was my favorite character, next to Walter, that is.

  • Lauren

    YES, God yes! Golden opportunity to tell us more about a fascinating character! If he’s willing and they don’t do this, I will be furious. And they need to bring back Mike, too.

    • Keenan Jones

      The spinoff leaves plenty of room to show backstories for quite a few characters. I’m interested in learning more about Tuco and the rest of the Mafia also.

  • Opiner

    That would be cool. I would like to know more about how Gus broke bad, and his nemesis Hector can return too!

  • Breaking B Back

    We all want “Breaking Bad” back. And How! There isn’t, wasn’t and wouldn’t be any other show as Breaking Bad! EVER!

    If you would like, you could join this group in support of trying to bring Breaking Bad back. Let’s hope to have an A2 day, some day in the future!

  • yf

    would love to watch a series about how Saul Goodman became the “criminal lawyer”, how Gus Fring became the drug lord and how Mike became Gus’ hitman.