Which Breaking Bad Actor is Confirmed for Better Call Saul?

jonathan banks

Big news today on the Better Call Saul front. Deadline is reporting that none other than Jonathan Banks will indeed return for the spin-off show to reprise his role as Mike Ehrmantraut, Saul’s “fixer,” as it were. (Breaking Bad spoilers ahead).

Mike is able to return to the show even after being killed by Walter White in the initial series because Better Call Saul will be a prequel (mostly), and he and Saul surely had many an adventure before Heisenberg ever came along. Mike was a pretty important cast member everyone assumed would have to return for the show, and now it’s been confirmed. Jonathan Banks is in the middle of a multi-multi-episodic arc on Community, but presumably that will be over and done with before his Saul duties start.

This does highlight a fundamental problem with Better Call Saul though. As a prequel, it takes away a lot of the tension when we know exactly how and when Mike dies. Any danger he or Saul will be in will never feel truly real, as we all know how things shake out. The same is true of really any other cast members we’ve seen before, Gus Fring, etc. Do you think it will be a serious problem for the show?

[Photo via Ethan Miller/Getty]



Leave a Reply

NBA Star Dwyane Wade Has His Own Facebook Reality Show Now
Get to Know the Stars of “Flip or Flop Fort Worth”
What We Know about the Galaxy Quest TV Series
Replacing Kevin Spacey with Kevin James in House of Cards
Sony Lands Quentin Tarantino’s Next Film
What the Critics are Saying about Justice League
Titanic To Return To Theaters as a Remastered Version
What We Know about the “Dune” Reboot So Far
Keyboard Legend Geddy Lee: Rush’s Many-Layered Musical Genius
Keyboard Legend John Paul Jones: Led Zeppelin’s Signature Classicist
Guy Makes Indian Classical Music Covers of Famous Movie Scores
The Top Uses of Roy Orbison Songs in Movies or TV
LaVar Ball’s New 16,000 Square Foot House Tour Will Annoy You Even More
Watch Marshawn Lynch Bulldoze High School Players at Oakland Tech
Russell Westbrook And Nick Collison’s ‘White Men Can’t Jump’ Halloween Costumes Are Perfect
My Secret “Albert Pujols Was on Steroids The Whole Time” Conspiracy Theory
So This is the Guy Who Yelled “Finish Him” in Mortal Kombat
Tekken 7’s Surprise Fighter: Noctis Lucis Caelum
Injustice 2 to Introduce the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Harry Potter Wizards Unite: Harry Potter’s Magic is About to Take over Your Phone
How in the World is Idris Elba Not Voted Sexiest Man Alive?
Five Things You Didn’t Know about Kelly Marie Tran
Five Things You Didn’t Know about Brian Krause
Mark Hamill Surprises Fans at Star Tours in Disneyland