Better Call Saul renewed for sixth and final season at AMC
Ahead of Better Call Saul’s return for its’ upcoming fifth season, AMC has officially renewed their award-winning Breaking Bad prequel series for a sixth and final 13-episode season. Better Call Saul Season 6 is expected to premiere in 2021. Starring Emmy Award-winning actor Bob Odenkirk, Season 5 debuts with a two-night premiere on February 23 at 10 PM and February 24 at 9 PM.
“From day one of ‘Better Call Saul’ my dream was to tell the complete story of our complicated and compromised hero, Jimmy McGill – now AMC and Sony are making that dream come true,” Showrunner Peter Gould said in a statement (via Variety). “We couldn’t be more grateful to the fans and critics who are making this journey possible. Next month we start work on the sixth and final season — we’re going to do our damnedest to stick the landing.”
During the show’s TCA press tour, Gould has also revealed that Breaking Bad fan favorites Dean Norris and Steven Michael Quezada are set to make an appearance this new season, reprising their roles as Hank Schrader and Steven Gomez, respectively.
The Breaking Bad prequel series stars Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman, Rhea Seehorn as Kim Wexler, Michael McKean as Chuck McGill Jr,, Patrick Fabian as Howard Hamlin, Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut, Michael Mando as Nacho Vargo and Giancarlo Esposito as Gus Fring.
In Better Call Saul’s fourth season, which ran from August to October 2018, Chuck’s death catalyzes McGill’s 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 – in jeopardy. Chuck’s death deeply affects former colleagues Howard and Kim as well, putting the two of them once again on opposite sides of a battle sparked by the Brothers McGill.
The critically acclaimed drama is created by Peter Gould and Vince Gilligan, who are serving as executive producers along with 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.