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Could Walter White Return? Bryan Cranston Says ‘Never Say Never’


Photo credit: High Bridge Productions,American Movie Classics (AMC)

Photo credit: High Bridge Productions,American Movie Classics (AMC)

It is safe to say that “Breaking Bad” is now considered one of the most beloved and iconic dramas in the history of television. Both critics and fans agree that the show was perfect from start to finish, never making a mistake and “jumping the shark” as so many other shows have been prone to do. With the immense popularity of the series, it is to the delight of millions of fans that Bryan Cranston has now hinted that he would not be opposed to returning to the role of Walter White. Cranston won three consecutive Emmy Awards for his portrayal of White, a former chemist and chemistry teacher who turns to a life of crime making methamphetamine. White does this because he has just been diagnosed with cancer, so he wants to make a large amount of money in a short time so his wife and two children can be provided for after he dies.

In a recent interview nearly one year after the legendary series aired its final episode, Cranston reminded the audience that you never saw the body of Walter White placed into a body bag, clearly intimating that White could possibly still be alive. Cranston then admitted that he doesn’t know for sure if the character of White is alive or dead. Regarding whether the show could return at some point in the future, Cranston cryptically replied, “Never say never.”

Photo credit: High Bridge Productions,American Movie Classics (AMC)

Photo credit: High Bridge Productions,American Movie Classics (AMC)

While the chances of “Breaking Bad” returning to TV may be slim, there is a distinct possibility that Walter White may be returning on a different series in the near future. A “Breaking Bad” spin-off titled “Better Call Saul” will be debuting on AMC later this year. Aaron Paul has been very public about his enthusiasm regarding appearing in the series. Cranston has not confirmed that he will be doing a cameo as Walter White on the series, but since it is a prequel, it is not out of the realm of possibility.

Cranston summed things up by saying that Walter White is the role of a lifetime. Cranston knew after reading the initial “Breaking Bad” scripts that the person who landed the role of White would have their life changed forever. Fortunately for Cranston, he was the guy who landed it.