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Walt to direct Better Call Saul episode?

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Better Call Saul actor Bob Odenkirk says it's "on the table" that his Breaking Bad co-star Bryan Cranston will direct an episode of the spin-off show.

Odenkirk, who plays the title character of Saul Goodman in the prequel, when he is still going by the name of Jimmy McGill, also says he thinks viewers will soon see Aaron Paul reprise his role of Jesse Pinkman from Breaking Bad.

"We are getting closer and closer to Saul Goodman. I hope personally, as a viewer of the show, we also get to see who he becomes after Breaking Bad," Odenkirk said.

"I think we might, I don't know, the writers will decide.

"Every season has begun with a few minutes of this character in hiding, which is where his character is after Breaking Bad.

"It would be neat to see that transformation as well - we'll see."

"We are playing the very long game - we go back to his childhood in this show, there was a scene in season two where he is a kid. They are telling a broad and long story, a personal epic, if you will," Odenkirk added.

"This year in season three is where he really starts to dive into the Saul Goodman version of himself."

The spin-off show, which will soon return to Netflix for a third series, is set in the years before the story of Breaking Bad but Odenkirk said familiar faces from the hit show will start to appear with more frequency as the gap between the timelines closes.

It has already been announced that Giancarlo Esposito, who played the meth kingpin Gus Fring, who met his demise in season four of Breaking Bad, will be appearing in the new episodes of Better Call Saul.

"It's on the table potentially that Bryan Cranston would come back and direct Better Call Saul, and I hope he will, we see each other pretty often in LA and he's the best, he's the best guy ever," Odenkirk said.

"He's very occupied with wonderful parts that he's doing in movies and I think also a film he's going to direct that he wrote."

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