Breaking Bad has long ended, but its stars continue to reunite. In the years since the series ended, the stars of Breaking Bad have gone on to pursue separate endeavors. For Dean Norris, who played DEA agent Hank Schrader, that meant purchasing California’s Swing Inn Cafe, offering hearty grub to the fine people of Temecula.
Recently, an old friend stopped by to pay Norris a visit at the Swing Inn Cafe. Bryan Cranston played Walter White, brother to Norris, in Breaking Bad, and the two actors have remained good friends since. Taking to Instagram, Cranston shared an image revealing a mini-reunion for the show with himself alongside Norris after visiting the hot spot. Norris shared the same image on Twitter, clearly just as happy as Cranston for Hank and Walt to be back together in a way.
“When you’re in Southern California, between San Diego and Orange County, Swing Inn the cafe there in the sweet town of Temecula,” Cranston says in his Instagram post. “You’ll see a familiar face – who also happens to own the place! Great diner breakfast!! Way to go, Dean. Nice to see that Hank doesn’t hold a grudge against me.”
On Twitter, Norris added, “Look who stopped by the Swing Inn for breakfast.”
Better Call Saul Allowed Dean Norris and Bryan Cranston to Revisit Breaking Bad
After Breaking Bad ended in 2013, the franchise continued with the arrival of Better Call Saul in 2015. The spinoff series served as an origin story for Jimmy McGill, aka Saul Goodman, the criminal lawyer played by Bob Odenkirk. As a prequel, the show did not feature much of Hank and Walt, but Norris and Cranston did have special appearances in the show. Better Call Saul ended its run earlier this year after six seasons, and it may be the last fans will see of that world as there are no current plans for any more shows to be developed in the Breaking Bad universe.
With that said, another spinoff following Hank is not entirely out of the question. With Better Call Saul ending, co-creator Peter Gould teased that other characters could possibly see more of their own stories expanded one day. He even named a Hank Schrader spinoff specifically as one that he can easily envision.
“Every single one of these characters could have a whole show,” Norris told Metro. “There’s no question. I mean, Kim Wexler, Mike Ehrmantraut, Hank Schrader… I could see the Hank Shrader show, absolutely.”
Meanwhile, Norris is finding other acting gigs as well. He was recently cast to appear in the upcoming Netflix thriller Carry-On.