Breaking Bad prequel series Better Call Saul is into its third season, Fring has appeared to play his part in the story of Saul Goodman. Giancarlo Esposito who played the role of Fring Gus recently spoke to Entertainment Weekly while promoting the series and provided some details on what fans can expect from him here.
Esposito also spoke of a spinoff idea centred on Gus Fring, which he referred to as The Rise Of Gus. This is perhaps one of the most interesting snippets to come from his interview, but is not something that Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan has initiated. This idea has come from Esposito, as he worked to create the iconic and terrifying Gus Fring in the first place.
He said “It’s been something I’ve mentioned over and over again. Maybe Vince or Peter haven’t seen it or maybe AMC and Sony haven’t seen it. I certainly have mentioned it to my people, it’s out there. In all fairness to Vince, they’re folks who have a lot on their plate and are focusing on making this one show great. A reporter said to me the other day, “Let’s face it, we’re in the third season of Saul. Two more seasons and then you have your bookends in a way. What’s after that?” That comes up very, very quickly. So I keep talking about it because maybe it’s a reality, although I feel like if we explore all the places of Gus in Saul that I’m satisfied with, there may be no need for The Rise of Gus.”