Breaking Bad’s Gus Fring Back From The Dead For Better Call Saul

One of TV’s most iconic villains set to return in Vince Gilligan’s prequel series.

Bob Odenkirk in Better Call Saul.
Better Call Saul Bob Odenkirk as Saul Image AMC/Netflix

Last time Breaking Bad fans saw fast food restaurant owner and drug lord Gus Fring he was missing half his face.

But it would appear that one of TV’s most memorable villains is set for a return to the small screen in the next series of Better Call Saul, and we’re definitely excited for the next season now button-down psychopath Gus is coming back.


The Breaking Bad prequel series, which focuses on the con artist origins of Bob Odenkirk’s trashy lawyer Saul Goodman, is due to return to Netflix this year.

In the meantime, creator Vince Gilligan has teased the return of Walter White’s business partner-turned-foe in a mock advert for Fring’s fast food chain Los Pollos Hermanos, which served as the front for his methamphetamine operation.

A pastiche of the kind of McDonald’s and KFC adverts that were commonplace back in the day, a voiceover on the clip begins: “What does family taste like?

“In your heart, you know it’s the best ingredients, the spiciest spices, all prepared with love and care, and always delivered with a friendly smile. That’s the Los Pollos Hermanos promise.”

Step forward Fring, played by Giancarlo Esposito in his character’s usual drab attire of a shirt and tie, to deliver his restaurant’s signature pledge with that same level of understated menace familiar to anyone who watched Breaking Bad:

“Come in and try our new curly fires, we are so sure you’ll like them. And if you don’t, they’re on me!”

Consisting of 10 episodes, the third series could see the return of even more characters from Breaking Bad, with Gilligan having already reintroduced memorable figures like Hector Salamanca, Krazy-8 and Mike Ehermantraut.

There’s still no word on whether Bryan Cranston will return as White, though a comeback or cameo of sorts has previously been hinted at.

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