Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul -- Aka Walter White and Jesse Pinkman -- may make cameos in AMC's "Breaking Bad" spinoff, tentatively called "Better Call Saul."

Creator Vince Gilligan recently told The Hollywood Reporter that the show centering on Bob Odenkirk's seedy lawyer character might have cameos from your favorite Albuquerque meth cookers. Both Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, along with other former castmates, have reportedly told Gilligan they want to come back.

"Personally, I'd have a hard time resisting putting all these guys in for a cameo or two every now and then," he said.

Gilligan doesn't want to lean on cameos, but he said he's also aware that spinoffs to beloved television shows can crash and burn.

Bryan Cranston as Walter White, left, and Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman in a scene from the season 5 premiere of "Breaking Bad."
Bryan Cranston as Walter White, left, and Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman in a scene from the season 5 premiere of "Breaking Bad." (AP Photo/AMC, Ursula Coyote)

"There's obviously a danger inherent in doing a spinoff, but I just love the character of Saul Goodman so much, and part of me doesn't want to say no to this world," he said, about the prequel.

Though Saul was usually comic relief, the new show won't be a comedy, even if reports are true that it was initially conceived as a 30-minute sitcom.

"We're both one-hour drama guys," he said, adding it will be shot in the same visual style as its predecessor. "So we figured, 'Why not shoot Saul in the same way?' Let's shoot it in Albuquerque, let's get as much of the crew back together as possible, and let's do it the way we did it before so that it will be of a piece with that pre-existing fictional universe that we had so much fun creating."

I'm not sure Walter White had so much fun in the end.

AMC announced plans for the new show last month. The network says the show will focus on the "evolution of the popular Saul Goodman character before he ever became Walter White's lawyer."

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