Bryan Cranston has ruled out the possibility of Walter White returning for 'Better Call Saul' - but the Emmy winner is directing an episode.
Bryan Cranston has all but ruled out the possibility of Heisenberg himself Walter White appearing in Better Call Saul - Vince Gilligan's Breaking Bad spin-off series, debuting in February 2015.
Bob Odenkirk in 'Better Call Saul'
The Emmy winner had sent the internet into overdrive after telling CNN that he would "never say never", with regards to a return for Walter.
"I think it was on the Ashley Banfield show on CNN, and she brought up the speculation," he said in a new interview with the Daily Beast. "I was just toying with her and said, "I don't know!" which created a whole brushfire of rumor."
"I don't think that we're going to see any kind of rebirth of that show, or that character," he added.
"I don't know in what context it would work in, because we're in different phases," he explained. "The characters didn't meet until the second season of Breaking Bad, when Walter needed to meet him. I suppose they could have a serendipitous brush of each other down the street or in the market, but I don't know what good that'll do-it's just a little cookie."
Vince Gilligan [R] and Bob Odenkirk on the set of 'Better Call Saul'
However, Bryan Cranston did confirm that he will be directing an episode of Better Call Saul, saying, "I'm looking forward to going down there next year and directing an episode, though. It's family. They've got the same crew, and it's exciting to think that we can rekindle that flame; that it's still alive."
Set in 2002, Better Call Saul will focus on the life of a small-time lawyer Saul Goodman (Bob Odernkirk), six years before his appearance on Breaking Bad. This week, AMC released an 8-second teaser clip from the new series, as well as announcing a premiere date of February 2015.
The show, which has already been renewed for a second season, will see the return of Jonathan Banks' Mike Erhmantraut.