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

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Nails Rap from ‘Moana’ on The Graham Norton Show
The Top 10 Cartoon Psychopaths of All-Time
10 Really Weird Facts about Skeletor’s Body
Grant Gustin The Flash
Did you Know Grant Gustin Doesn’t Really Run on “The Flash?”
A Beginner’s Guide to Art House Cinema
The Top Five Jason Clarke Movie Roles of His Career
Director Jon Krasinski Explains How Farts and Coughs Work in “A Quiet Place”
Five Great Movies About Making a Fresh Start
Great Uses of Songs in Movies: Madame Butterfly Selections in “Fatal Attraction”
The Top Uses of The Guess Who’s “American Woman” in Movies or TV
The Top Uses of The Belairs Songs in Movies or TV
The Top Uses of Lita Ford Songs in Movies or TV
Snoop Dogg Explains Hockey Rules and Culture In Video Series For NHL Playoffs
We’re Praying That Floyd Mayweather Fights in the MMA
“The Mountain” Hafthor Bjornsson Wins Arnold Sports Festival Strongman Classic
Tennis Legend Andre Agassi Discusses Partnership With Watch Brand Longines
Pneumatic Overwatch Doomfist Guantlet Made In Real Life With 2,600 Pounds Of Punching Force
Shigeru Miyamoto is Officiall Not Allowed to Bike to Work for Fear of “Frogger”
Watch Jeff Goldblum Hilariously Read Famous Video Game Dialogue
The 10 Most Overpowered Weapons In Video Gaming History
Five Things You Didn’t Know about Alexandra Daddario
Five Things You Didn’t Know About Bryana Holly
Five Things You Didn’t Know About Lara Spencer
How Owen Wilson Got his Trademark Crooked Nose