Better Call Saul, ‘Breaking Bad’ Spinoff, Starts Filming in June; Aaron Paul Still Interested in Cameo

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
May 30, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Better Call Saul, the Breaking Bad spinoff, is slated to start filming on Monday, June 2.

The spinoff, featuring Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman and Jonathan Banks as Mike Erhmantraut, is being filmed in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Residents in the area near Washington Street and Constitution Avenue received fliers this week that the show will be filming a stunt nearby next week. They were also notified that their homes may be needed for the show.

Many residents are excited.

“Well I followed Breaking Bad from the very beginning and I thought Albuquerque got a lot of publicity out of it, and so to have a sequel here in my neighborhood…I’m tickled to death,” resident Frank Foy told KOB-TV.

However, Fran Padilla, who owns the house that Walter White and his family resided in, says fame has its ups and downs.

“They’re here because they don’t want to pay California prices. So they don’t make you rich, but they don’t insult you either,” she said, though she noted that she would do it again if she had a choice.

Meanwhile, Aaron Paul has reiterated his interest in having a cameo in an episode or two as Jesse Pinkman in the spinoff, which will be set before the events that take place in Breaking Bad.

“[I’ll be in it] if they’ll have me,” Paul said at last night’s Arqiva BAFTA Television Awards 2014, according to Digital Spy. “It’s a prequel, so it’d be nice to play Jesse Pinkman again in his happier times.” 

Other casting news made earlier this month includes the addition of Patrick Fabian, Rhea Seehorn, and Michael Mando.

 

 

 

 

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.