Better Call Saul is an American crime drama web series created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould which is a spin-off prequel of Gilligan’s prior series Breaking Bad. The 10-episode fourth season of the series premiered on August 6, 2018, and concluded on October 8, 2018. Considering the success of its all series, the production of the fifth edition was decided, which is planned to premiere in 2020.
AMC’s President of Entertainment Networks, Sarah Barnett has confirmed in an interview: “We said on our most recent earnings call that the series would come back for season five next year,” she said. “It’s driven by talent needs, which we would not override if it would result in a worse show.”
Better Call Saul follows the story of con-man turned small-time lawyer, Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk), beginning six years before the events of Breaking Bad, showing his transformation into the persona of criminal-for-hire Saul Goodman. Jimmy becomes the lawyer for former beat cop Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks), who’s relevant skill set allows him to enter the criminal underworld of drug trafficking in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
In a tweet shared by Odenkirk featuring a selfie of him with fellow cast members Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn, Giancarlo Esposito, Michael Mando, and Tony Dalton along with executive producer Peter Gould, he wrote, “Wrap party of BCS Season 5 last night. A blast with the best cast ever. Great actors around me, and even better – Great People! Love ’em.”
“The show is finite and, for better or for worse, we’re telling a story with a beginning and middle and an end, and it really feels like we’re closer to the end than to the beginning,” admitted Better Call Saul’s co-creator Peter Gould previously. “I don’t know how many more seasons we’ve got for sure and obviously some of that is a question of how much more stories there is to tell and some of it is hopefully enough people watch to continue having it as a going concern.”
Given the crossover between the two shows, we can guarantee that Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk), Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks) and Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) will be back given that they’re alive when we first met them in Breaking Bad. Other possibilities for season five include fellow Breaking Bad characters Lydia Rodarte-Quayle (Laura Fraser), Huell Babineaux (Lavell Crawford), Hector Salamanca (Mark Margolis) and the terrifying cousins Leonel and Marco Salamanca (Daniel and Luis Moncada).
There is no trailer available for season 5. While waiting for an update, let’s check out the season 4 trailer by Rotten Tomatoes TV to refresh memories and if you haven’t seen the show yet head over to Netflix to catch all the episodes of the previous seasons.