While Tuco was killed in Season 2 of "Breaking Bad," circa 2009, Raymond Cruz reprised his character in this week's two-episode premiere of "Better Call Saul," the prequel based on the story of Saul Goodman, née Jimmy McGill. Although Tuco was still his erratic self in the 2002-set episodes, he was noticeably calmer and more rational than we've ever seen him -- we can't imagine '09 Tuco getting talked out of skinning two guys to death. HuffPost Entertainment caught up with Cruz to find out why the younger Tuco was so different and whether or not his uncle and crazy cousins will be back.
When did you find out you'd be in the "Better Call Saul"? When they were in the writing stages they had to figure out when I’d be available and they had to work out the timing. When they approached me, it was a few months prior to production. I was very enthused about it.