Tony Dalton joins Better Call Saul season 5 as series regular
Following the reveal that the series won’t return until next year, AMC is back with more Better Call Saul news, revealing that actor Tony Dalton will be a series regular for the fifth season. Deadline first reported that news.
Dalton made his debut as Lalo in the series in season 4, yet another nephew of Don Hector Salamanca and the cousin of Tuco, Marco, Leonel and Joaquin, Lalo served as a foil to Nacho in the later part of that season. The character was previously referenced during Saul Goodman’s first episode of Breaking Bad after Walter and Jesse take him to the desert, the lawyer asks “Lalo didn’t send you?”
In Better Call Saul’s fourth season, which ran from August to October 2018, Chuck’s death catalyzes McGill’s (Bob Odenkirk) transformation into Saul Goodman. In the wake of his loss, Jimmy takes steps into the criminal world that will put his future as a lawyer – and his relationship with Kim (Rhea Seehorn) – in jeopardy. Chuck’s (Michael McKean) death deeply affects former colleagues Howard (Patrick Fabian) and Kim as well, putting the two of them once again on opposite sides of a battle sparked by the Brothers McGill.
Meanwhile, Mike Ehrmantraut takes a more active role as Madrigal Electromotive’s newest (and most thorough) security consultant. It’s a volatile time to be in Gus Fring’s employ, as Hector’s collapse sends shock waves throughout the Albuquerque underworld and throws the cartel into chaos — tearing apart both Gus and Nacho’s well-laid plans. While Gus changes course, Nacho finds himself in the crosshairs of deadly forces.
The critically acclaimed drama is executive produced by Peter Gould, Vince Gilligan, Mark Johnson, Melissa Bernstein, Thomas Schnauz and Gennifer Hutchison. The series recently garnered a 2018 Peabody Award, and, over three seasons, has earned 23 Emmy Award nominations, three Golden Globe Award nominations, two Writers Guild Awards, three Critics’ Choice Awards, a Television Critics Association Award and two AFI Awards for “TV Programs of the Year,” among many other Guild nominations. Created by Gilligan and Gould, the series stars Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian, Michael Mando and Giancarlo Esposito.
Better Call Saul will return in 2020.