Giancarlo Esposito, who played Gus Fring on Breaking Bad, will be joining the season three cast of Better Call Saul.


Fring was the manager of chicken joint Los Pollos Hermanos in the original series, and is finally making his way into the prequel. Previously, Esposito had declared his reluctance to join the series, not wanting to tarnish the genius of Breaking Bad.

“It’s like when you make a really good soufflé. It’s very, very difficult to have it rise without falling and also have it be remarkable,” he once said. “So for me to try to re-create that soufflé without it falling was almost impossible.”

The showrunners hinted at Fring’s involvement at the end of the second season, when a note reading, “Don’t” was left on Mike’s car. They also released a teaser in the form of a fake Los Pollos Hermanos commercial with Fring as the spokesman. “Come in and try our new curly fries, we are so sure you’ll like them,” said Esposito in character. “And if you don’t, they’re on me.”

Read more about: