Aaron Paul: Better Call Saul cameo “not going to happen”

It's "simply not the case" that Jesse Pinkman might appear in the Breaking prequel, says Aaron Paul

There have been plenty of rumours surrounding Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul. One of the more persistant being that Aaron Paul, who played Jesse Pinkman in the hit AMC drama series, was set to make an appearance. 


Paul even told RadioTimes.com that he fancied playing a “happier” Jesse in the spin-off series. But it seems that’s unlikely to happen now, as the 34-year-old star has admitted that a cameo appearance in Better Call Saul “is not gonna happen.”

“To be honest, it’s not gonna happen,” Paul told The Huffington Post this week.

“There’s rumours floating around that I’m going to be doing it, but that’s simply not the case,” he added. 

Despite previously saying that he’d spoken to creator Vince Gilligan about starring in the prequel, Paul then continued: “We haven’t talked about it… I mean, we’ve joked around about it, but it’s a prequel. I have no idea how [Jesse] would show up. I’m much older now.”


Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul will follow the life of character Saul Goodman before the events of Breaking Bad. The series, which is helmed by Gilligan, stars Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks and Michael McKean