Giancarlo Esposito Pitches Breaking Bad Prequel About The Rise Of Gus Fring
Anyone who has watched Breaking Bad or Better Call Saul will know Gus Fring is not to be messed with.
The softly spoken drug lord slash fried chicken emporium founder has blessed us with his presence across the two epic shows, but he wants his character to keep on giving the goods.
Giancarlo Esposito, the actor who plays Fring, has pitched an idea for a new spin-off series based in the Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul universe.
It would revolve around the origins of his character and how he became the man we all know him as today.
He's told Esquire: "I have this whole storyline in the back of my head that he came from political royalty.
"I feel like Gus came from the world of order. And that his order came. He was a military man. Out of the military, he gained the ability to observe.
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"You can't lead unless you can follow. [...] In my brain, he was high up in a military government. He could have stayed there and ran the country. It was handed to him. But he chose a different path to be his own man and to find his own power, regardless of what he was handed. This is what he chose."
Ooft, that sounds like riveting television.
We've already been given little hints of where Gus Fring came from due to the two TV shows he's appeared in, however a whole programme dedicated to his upbringing would delve deeper in the character.
All we known is that Gus moved to America from Chile in the late 1980s and started a mission to destroy the Mexico-based Juárez Cartel after its leader murdered Gus' close friend.
We have no clue why he went into the meth industry, however we're all keen to find out.
If the show doesn't go ahead then we will all have to wave goodbye to Gus Fring when the sixth and final season of Better Call Saul debuts. Esposito reckons filming for the season should kick off in March next year and he's teased his character will have a 'lot to do' with how the show is wrapped up.
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