It seems inevitable that until we can see "Better Call Saul" for ourselves, the showrunners will be dogged by questions about Walter White and whether or not we'll get another look at the bald baddie. Even though we're pretty sure that the characters played by Bob Odenkirk and Jonathan Banks will stand on their own, it doesn't hurt to tease audiences with a few Heisenberg-worthy details to keep us interested until "Better Call Saul" debuts in 2015, right? The first hit is always free, after all...

Executive producer Peter Gould gave the New York Daily News a little taste of the straight dope earlier this week, and it seems that they're leaving the timeline open to possibilities. Instead of just taking place in the '80s, "Better Call Saul" will hop between decades -- including the era of time that Walter White spent shaking things up with his blue meth.

"One of the great things about having a time line which is flexible is that perhaps some of it takes place before 'Breaking Bad,' during 'Breaking Bad,' and after 'Breaking Bad'. That gives us the ability to bring back characters that were killed on 'Breaking Bad,'" Gould said.

Of course the key word here is "perhaps," and it includes your interpretation of which characters ended up six feet under and how. This is the Internet, so there are plenty of theories about what really happened in that nail-biting last episode. Dangling the possibility of revisiting these characters is a savvy move to keep viewers interested, even though Gould says their show "could never dream of the kind of success that 'Breaking Bad' had and the love we got from the fans."

That's yet to be determined since Saul and Mike are pretty great, but in the meantime, we'll just have to make do with little scoops like these.

[Via Entertainment Weekly]

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Breaking Bad
AMCTV14January 20, 2008
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