It looks like the slow segue between Breaking Bad and its spin-off show Better Call Saul could be about to begin.
The show’s co-creator Vince Gilligan – also the creator of Breaking Bad – has confirmed the move, which happens in the recently wrapped fourth season.
“We have a subplot that very squarely gets into Breaking Bad territory and brings us into the world – or at least points us on a path toward the world of Walter White and the territory of Walter White,” co-creator Vince Gilligan told Entertainment Weekly.
“I can’t wait for folks to see that.
“I picture two giant circles moving together, converging into an ever-largening Venn diagram, and that Venn diagram represents the overlap between Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. That area of overlap is getting larger and larger.”
The sub-plot will apparently involve Bob Odenkirk’s Jimmy McGill directly (who later takes on the identity of Saul Goodman in Breaking Bad), but otherwise it’s all being kept under wraps.
Fans should be warned, however, that the show is still likely ‘years away’ from consciously coupling with its celebrated predecessor.
The show’s co-creator Peter Gould added: “We’re still a few years out from Walter White, but you’ll see some things that will definitely ring a bell and also show some different aspects to things that we saw in Breaking Bad.”
Better Call Saul returns on August 6.