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January 10, 2015

Talking 'Better Call Saul'

Creators reveal which 'Breaking Bad' characters will appear in the prequel

The creators of Better Caul Saul on Saturday sought to eliminate some of the questions surfacing online about their prequel to Breaking Bad.

Entertainment Weekly reports that Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, and the cast, took questions from reporters at the Television Critics Association's semi-annual press tour in Pasadena.

Gilligan and Gould said the question they’re most often asked is whether certain Breaking Bad characters will show up in the new series. It turns out stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul will not appear in the first season, but all Breaking Bad characters could and likely will show up on Saul at some point.

“In the spirit of full disclosure, Walt and Jesse will not appear in season 1,” Gould said. “Having said that, everything else is on the table.” Gould noted there’s a large board in the Saul writers’ room listing all the characters from Breaking Bad as potential script fodder.

During the panel, Gilligan explained his concern about the prequel messing with "Breaking Bad's" legacy: 

“All of life is a risk, and this is certainly a risk, and I was scared the whole time, and I’m still anxious about how it will be received. I don’t think [it was until] we were in the editing room, and saw [the story] made tangible [that I said], ‘Shit, I don’t know if the world will like this thing, but I do. I’m really proud. It’s a goddamn good show. The first two are really good and it only gets better from there.”

The series debuts on Feb. 8 on the AMC network.

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Here's the Season One trailer: