Faux commercial teases return of the terrifying Gus Fring on ‘Better Call Saul’

Vince Gilligan, creator of Better Call Saul, had already confirmed through some crafty Easter eggs that the terrifying Gus Fring character from Breaking Bad would indeed appear in the spinoff series Better Call Saul. And now, a hilarious clip for the upcoming season creatively teases his return.

Breaking Bad fans know that Fring, played by Giancarlo Esposito, was secretly the head of a massive drug ring (until Walter White, aka Heisenberg, took over, of course), but he was publicly known as the owner of a popular fast food joint called Los Pollos Hermanos. And the teaser plays on this, serving simply as a 30-second fake ad spot for the joint.

In it, we see how the food is prepared with “love and care,” and delivered with a smile by the bright-eyed employees. Near the end, Fring comes on camera as the happy-go-lucky owner, encouraging viewers to check out the new curly fries. If you don’t like them, he assures, “they’re on me.” If  patrons only knew that he was capable of cooking up far more than just greasy chicken and fries. The ad is reminiscent of the “Better Call Saul” cheesy legal ads the show has featured in past seasons.

Keen-eyed fans first realized in April that Fring would be returning, when they noticed that the first letter of every title from the 10 episodes in season 2 were an anagram for “Fring’s Back.” When season two ended (spoiler alert), a mysterious someone had left a note on Mike’s (Johnathan Banks’) windshield, suggesting he refrain from proceeding with his planned attempt to kill drug lord Hector (Mark Margolis). Some have suspected that it was Fring who penned the warning.

Esposito will join other actors who have crossed over from Breaking Bad to Better Call Saul, including Bob Odenkirk as Saul himself (aka Jimmy McGill), Banks, Raymond Cruz as Tuco Salamanca, Michael Mando as Nacho, Jim Beaver as Lawson, and Daniel and Luis Moncada as those fearless and frightening “Cousins.”

No definitive premiere date has been set for the third season of Better Call Saul this year, but since both prior seasons began in February, chances are we’ll see Fring rear his bright, yellow uniformed shirt and terrifyingly calm demeanor very, very soon.

Movies & TV

'Stranger Things' season 3 teaser reveals the new episodes' titles

With a sophomore season as strong as its first, Stranger Things is now moving on to season 3. Here's everything we've learned so far about the Netflix series' upcoming third season.
Movies & TV

The best shows on Netflix, from 'Haunting of Hill House’ to ‘Twilight Zone’

Looking for a new show to binge? Lucky for you, we've curated a list of the best shows on Netflix, whether you're a fan of outlandish anime, dramatic period pieces, or shows that leave you questioning what lies beyond.
Home Theater

The best movies on Netflix in December, from 'Buster Scruggs’ to endangered cats

Save yourself from hours wasted scrolling through Netflix's massive library by checking out our picks for the streamer's best movies available right now, whether you're into explosive action, witty humor, or anything else.
Movies & TV

Ice meets fire in HBO's latest 'Game of Thrones' season 8 teaser

With the eighth and final season looming, Game of Thrones fever has officially become a pandemic. Our list of all the relevant news and rumors will help make the wait more bearable, if you don't mind spoilers.
Home Theater

Sling TV ramps up its base programming with Discovery Networks for free

Sling TV has grown a great deal since its launch. Now there are more channels and more packages to chose from, with prices to match, and more is being added all the time. Everything you need to know is right here.
Movies & TV

Out of movies to binge? Our staff picks the best flicks on Hulu right now

From classics to blockbusters, Hulu offers some great films to its subscribers. Check out the best movies on Hulu, whether you're into charming adventure tales or gruesome horror stories.
Business

‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ wins one of the worst box-office weekends of 2018

Wreck-It Ralph sequel Ralph Breaks the Internet stayed on top of the weekend box office for the third week, winning what was one of the worst weekends for ticket sales in the US so far this year.
Movies & TV

The best Christmas TV episodes and specials

To help get you in the spirit of the season, we've compiled a list of the best Christmas TV episodes and specials. Whether it's free episodes on your favorite streaming service, or stop-motion classics, look no further.
Movies & TV

The best new movie trailers: ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ ‘Bumblebee,’ ‘Alita,’ and more

Everyone loves a good trailer, but keeping up with what's new isn't easy. That's why we round up the best ones for you. This week, it's the first trailer for Avengers: Endgame, as well as new trailers for Alita: Battle Angel and Bumblebee.
Movies & TV

The best movies on Amazon Prime right now (December 2018)

Prime Video provides subscribers with access to a host of fantastic films, but sorting through the catalog can be an undertaking. Luckily, we've done the work for you. Here are the best movies on Amazon Prime Video right now.
Movies & TV

Best new shows and movies to stream: ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ and more

Need something to watch this weekend? Check out our list of the best new shows and movies to stream right now. On the list this week: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season 2, Neo Yokio: Pink Christmas, and more.
Movies & TV

'Prime'-time TV: Here are the best shows on Amazon Prime right now

There's more to Amazon Prime than free two-day shipping, including access to a number of phenomenal shows at no extra cost. To make the sifting easier, here are our favorite shows currently streaming on Amazon Prime.
Home Theater

Stranger Things season 3 predictions: Decoding the episode titles

Netflix has revealed the episode titles for season 3 of Stranger Things, and the eight titles could shed light on what we can expect to see when the hit show returns in summer 2019.
Movies & TV

‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ trailer unleashes a bevy of beasts

Legendary Pictures has released the first full-length trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the sequel to 2014's Godzilla, which pits the giant lizard against a host of new monstrous threats.