While speculation has been rife that the duo will feature in the upcoming series, EP Peter Gould ruled them out of Season 1 with a view to keeping the show “organic”, but left the door open for their potential arrival in future seasons:
“In the interest of full disclosure, Walt and Jesse will not appear in Season 1. We don’t want to mislead people. It’s not going to happen — ut, having said that, everything else is on the table,”
Added EP Vince Gilligan:
“We’re not saying it’s never gonna happen. We’re not saying it will happen. It’s a natural question: How many characters from BB world may appear on Better call Saul. I have to admit, a big part of the fun for us in setting series as prequel, six years earlier, the sky’s the limit. [Bringing back Jesse] would be a little tricky to bring back Jesse because he’d be in middle school.”
Better Call Saul premieres Feb 8, with a Season 2 renewal already in the bag for 2016.