Better Call Saul's Lack Of CGI Deaging Avoids A Big Character Problem

Better Call Saul doesn't use any digital de-aging VFX, and for a show that prioritizes

character drama above all else, that's a wise decision.

Better Call Saul's titular character first appeared on AMC's Breaking Bad in 2009,

however, Saul Goodman (aka Jimmy McGill) is still on screens thirteen years later.

The gap between the two shows in the Breaking Bad universe is smaller,

with Breaking Bad set between 2008 and 2010, and its prequel Better Call Saul takes place between 2002 and 2004.

Nonetheless, some of Better Call Saul's main characters, namely Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk),

Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks), and Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) do all look noticeably older in the prequel,

despite their characters being several years younger than when they first appeared on screens.