Since Better Phone Saul gets closer into the Breaking Bad timeline, more and more of its characters will be crossing over to the (largely ) prequel series. With the series’s endgame on the horizon, Entertainment Weekly has said that a few more familiar faces will be showing up at the legal drama’s upcoming fifth season.
One of those reprising their Breaking Bad functions is the late Robert Forster, that will look posthumously as Ed, the notorious vacuum salesman who relocated wanted criminals. In addition to Forster, Dean Norris will reprise the role of DEA Agent Hank Shrader, brother-in-law to chemistry teacher-turned-drug kingpin Walter White, performed by Bryan Cranston. Steven Michael Quezada will also return as Steve”Gomie” Gomez, Hank’s partner.
Both Hank and Gomie were killed in a fateful shootout in the Breaking Bad episode”Ozymandias.” Ed, however, afterward appeared in a pivotal part in El Camino: A Breaking Bad Picture, an epilogue focusing on Aaron Paul’s Jesse Pinkman.
Better Phone Saul premiered in 2015 and chronicles the life of Bob Odenkirk’s Jimmy McGill, the guy who’ll become sleazy”criminal” lawyer Saul Goodman. As soon as it’s largely set in the years leading up to the events of Breaking Poor, also, it spends some time with McGill’s new life as Gene, an identity he got courtesy of Ed following the events of the acclaimed AMC drama.
“From day one of Better Call Saul, my fantasy was to inform the complete story of our complicated and compromised protagonist, Jimmy McGill,” series co-creator Peter Gould said at the TCA tour last week concerning the forthcoming, inevitable finale. “We couldn’t be more thankful to the fans and critics that are making this journey possible. Next month we begin work on the sixth and last season — we are going to do our damnedest to stick the landing.”
Gould also admitted to EW he”was excited” to get Forster’s cameo, which was filmed throughout the highly-secretive production of El Camino.
Forster, Norris, and Quezada will be in great company, as Better Call Saul also features Breaking Bad favorites Jonathan Banks’ curmudgeonly fixer, Mike Ehrmantraut and Giancarlo Esposito’s ruthless drug lord, Gus Fring.
Better Phone Saul Season 5 will premiere Sunday, Feb. 23 on AMC. As soon as it’s presently on Netflix, El Camino may even create its cable TV debut on AMC just one week before on Sunday, Feb. 16.