See Bryan Cranston Reunited With A Breaking Bad Star

By Doug Norrie | Published

The legacy of Breaking Bad has endured over the years thanks in part to just how great Bryan Cranston was in the role of Walter White, but also because of how creator Vince Gilligan has continued to flesh out different stories in this universe. Better Call Saul and El Camino were both excellent additions to this franchise. And we know that there are enduring relationships that have happened off-screen for this cast and crew, exemplified by Bryan Cranston posting a picture with Dean Norris recently. Making it clear the two remain close even off camera.

It appears that Bryan Cranston was making his way through Temecula, California he stopped by the Swing Inn which is owned by none other than Dean Norris. The two are posing together outside the establishment. It’s a cool shot of old friends who clearly continue to support each other even in other endeavors. 

It’s also good to see that there’s no ill will between the two considering how things turned out for their respective characters in Breaking Bad. After all, Dean Norris played DEA Agent Hank Schrader who was tasked with bringing down the local crystal meth supplier in the Albuquerque area. That was Bryan Cranston’s Walter White who just happened to be Hank’s brother-in-law. The two were at odds over the course of the second-to-last season when Hank’s death was directly because of Walter’s actions.

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But that kind of on-screen animosity obviously stayed just right there: on-screen. The two remain friends and Bryan Cranston’s Swing Inn shoutout clearly has to help in terms of the old free celebrity marketing category. And it’s easy to see why he’d want to throw a little plug that way. The Swing Cafe is located on Old Town Front Street in Temecula and sports more than 1,400 reviews on Yelp with a 4.6-star average score.

Meanwhile, Bryan Cranston is plenty busy these days with his own work. He’s coming off a final appearance as Walter White in the final season of the aforementioned Better Call Saul. We got to see his final interactions with Bob Odenkirk’s Saul Goodman in the series finale. Though not heartwarming, it was in line with the two characters and their interactions over the years in the series. 

Also, over the summer he starred in Jerry and Marge Go Large with Annette Benning and Rainn Wilson. It follows a couple who win the lottery and use the money to try and help others in their small town. By and large, it had a positive critical reception, sitting at 68% on Rotten Tomatoes. 

Next up for Bryan Cranston is the series Your Honor on Showtime. It’s set to release this week and follows Cranston’s character as a judge who finds himself in a bind when his son is involved with a hit-and-run and accidentally kills a mobster’s son. Your Honor will also star Hope Davis, Sofia Black D’Elia, and Isiah Whitlock. It will premiere on December 6th.