Better Call Saul debuted to record numbers for AMC in its Sunday-night premiere.
The first episode also saw the return of noted Breaking Bad baddie, Tuco, who made a surprise debut/return on Sunday and Monday’s episode.
Showrunners Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould recently spoke to EW about why they chose to bring Tuco back and whether he is the first of other Breaking Bad villains who will appear on the series.
“We had this situation where Jimmy was going to knock on a door with a full head of steam and we thought to ourselves, ‘Who is the worst person to be on the other side of that door? Who is the person you’d least like to meet with on the other side of that door?” Gould said. “We certainly thought about a lot of different possibilities, but I have to say, Tuco was the answer to that question.”
The executive producer said that they always wanted to see more of Tuco on Breaking Bad, but were unable to book him for additional episodes.
“We never had as much Tuco on Breaking Bad as we wanted and hoped for, so we were so excited to get him back on this show,” said Gould. “We had to think to ourselves, ‘What is the greatest challenge for Jimmy McGill?’ and I think Tuco comes pretty damn close.”
As for whether we will see other Breaking Bad villans, Gould remained coy.
“Ultimately we know that the show has to stand or fail on its own,” he said.
To read the entire piece, visit EW.com
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