Tyrion would 'give Gus a run for his money,' says Peter Gould
Better Call Saul boasts an obvious built-in crossover angle with Breaking Bad, given that the show is a prequel spin-off of AMC’s revered meth-making drama. (And Saul has judiciously taken advantage of that here and there.) But which series outside of the Albuquerque-verse would the producers most want to marry worlds with? When asked this question by EW, Saul co-creator Peter Gould gave an intriguing, amusing, and not altogether plausible answer: HBO fantasy drama Game of Thrones.
First, Gould envisioned how scrappy lawyer Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) and laconic fixer Mike Ehrmentraut (Jonathan Banks) would fare in the world of Westeros. “I would love to see what Jimmy McGill would do in one of the trials on Game of Thrones,” he says. “Might be kind of scary, actually. I think Mike would do very, very well on Game of Thrones.”
Gould then imagined how a certain Lannister from Thrones would kill it in the desert. “Peter Dinklage’s character would be a very natural addition to Better Call Saul,” he says. “I could see Tyrion being some kind of crime lord. I think he’d be one of the best crime lords in Albuquerque history. He’d give Gus a run for his money.”
The season 2 finale of AMC’s Better Call Saul airs April 18, while season 6 of Thrones debuts April 24.