Better Call… Mike?
Jonathan Banks Signs
On to ‘Breaking Bad’
Spin-Off Better Call
In the wise words of Mike Ehrmantraut… no half measures. And now the man is keeping his word.
It was revealed on Jan. 26 that Jonathan Banks, who played fan favorite Mike, has signed on as a series regular in Better Call Saul—the Breaking Bad spinoff inspired by crooked lawyer Saul Goodman’s (Bob Odenkirk) life before Walter White.
On Breaking Bad, Jonathan played “Saul’s guy” and a former Philadelphia police officer who later became the head of security at Los Pollos Hermanos, the fast food restaurant that covered for Gus Fring’s (Giancarlo Esposito) meth empire.
His portrayal as Mike earned him nominations for an Emmy, a Critics’ Choice Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
Breaking Bad’s creator, Vince Gilligan, and writer-producer, Peter Gould, are running Better Call Saul. In the past, Vince has said not to rule out the possibility of seeing your favorite characters on the small screen again—especially Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul)!
“Personally, I’d have a hard time resisting putting all these guys in for a cameo or two every now and then,” he told The Hollywood Reporter in October.
Earlier this week, Bryan spoke to Rolling Stone and said that he would “possibly” make an appearance on Better Call Saul.
“I’d be open to it for sure,” he said. “It’d be fun to go back into the New Mexico desert and play with all my old friends.”
Better Call Saul is slated to premiere in November on AMC.