‘Better Call Saul’ Could Be Set Before, During and After ‘Breaking Bad’

Could Bryan Cranston’s Walter White be returning for “Better Call Saul” — the upcoming “Breaking Bad” prequel?

Contrary to popular belief, the show won’t necessarily take place exclusively in the 1980s. It could alternate between several decades.

Exec producer Peter Gould told The New York Daily News that the timeline for the new AMC series, which has already been renewed for a second season, is flexible.

“One of the great things about having a timeline which is flexible is that perhaps some of it takes place before ‘Breaking Bad,’ during ‘Breaking Bad’ and after ‘Breaking Bad,'” he said. “That gives us the ability to bring back characters that were killed on ‘Breaking Bad.'”

Although he said he wants Cranston’s teacher-turned-meth-master to make appearances on the show, he doesn’t want it to distract from Bob Odenkirk’s standalone storyline as criminal lawyer Saul.

“We want to make a show that stands on it own, is its own story and is a brand extension,” he said.

Gould is co-showrunning with “Breaking Bad” creator and showrunner Vince Gilligan. The spinoff’s premiere date was recently pushed back to 2015.

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