"Co-Creator Information for Better Call Saul Chuck McGill’s original plans."

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Chuck McGill was going to be very different from the character played by Michael McKean in the series.

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Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, the co-creators of Better Call Saul, began work on the prequel series when Breaking Bad was coming to a close in 2013, with the intention of examining Jimmy McGill's (Bob Odenkirk) background as Saul Goodman.

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This brings us to Chuck McGill (Michael McKean), Jimmy's older brother and the family's sole survivor.

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Chuck was dissatisfied with his younger brother, always feeling jealous and resentful of him.

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It would be in stark contrast to Chuck's role as the true "villain" of the story, as revealed when Jimmy discovered Chuck was the one preventing Howard from hiring Jimmy at HHM.

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In any case, like most of the characters in the Breaking Bad universe, Gilligan believes Chuck is neither good nor bad.

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Are the characters in Better Call Saul really heroes and villains?

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