Better Call Saul has more (mostly) to prequel the series for a better calling timeline. With the show closing on the horizon, Entertainment Weekly has seen a few more familiar faces in the upcoming drama’s fifth season.
Among those repeating their Breaking Bad roles are the late Robert Forster, who will posthumously appear as Ed, the infamous vacuum seller who wanted to confuse criminals.
Along with Forster, Dean Norris will play DEA agent Hank Schrader, a chemistry teacher played by Brian Cranston and brother-in-law of drug king Walter White.
Steven Michael Quezada will also return as Steve “Gomi” Gomez, Hanks’ partner.
Both Hunk and Gomi were killed in a shootout in the breaking bad episode “Ozymandias”. However, Ed later played an important role in the film El Camino: A Breaking Bad, an epilogue about Aaron Paul Jesse Pinkman.
Better Call Saul premiered in 2015 and recalled the life of Bob Odenkirk’s Jimmy McGill, the man who would become Saul Goodman’s “criminal” lawyer.
While it plays primarily in the years leading up to the events of Breaking Bad, it also spends some time with McGill’s new life, an identity after the events of Ed’s acclaimed AMC drama Atticates, as Gene.
Series co-producer Peter Gould said of the upcoming inevitable finale on the TCA tour last week, “From the first day of Better Call Saul, it was our dream to tell the full story of our complex and sensible protagonist Jimmy McGill.”
No more grateful to the fans and critics who made this trip possible. Next month, we’ll start work on season six and the final – we’ll do our best to keep the landing alive.”
Gould also admitted to EW that he was “very excited” to get Foster’s cameo that was filmed during El Camino’s Top Secret production.
Forster, Norris, and Queza will be in good company, as Better Call features Saul, Jonathan Banks’ criminal fixer Mike Ehrmantra, and Gian Fringe, the ruthless drug lord of Giancar Espirito.
Better Call Saul Season 5 premiered on Sunday 23 February at AMC. El Camino is currently on Netflix and will make its cable TV debut on AMC on Sunday, February 16, a week earlier.