Ahead of the launch of the delayed fifth season, AMC has ordered a sixth and final season of Better Call Saul. The Breaking Bad prequel series charts the journey of less than reputable lawyer Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) to become the utterly shady lawyer Saul Goodman we know and love from Breaking Bad. Showrunner and executive producer Peter Gould spoke passionately about being given the chance to complete Jimmy's story.
“From Day 1 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. 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.”
Sony's Jeff Frost added;
“Like Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul is brilliant storytelling at its best. Vince and Peter have created a fascinating world and compelling characters that are unlike anything else on television. And the exceptional performances of this extraordinary cast have charmed and captivated audiences every season. While we are sad that this remarkable series is coming to a close, we can’t wait for Vince and Peter to divulge the sensational conclusion.”
There is always the worry of over-egging a good thing, and that's even more so with a prequel as there's a finite amount of time to fill. However, Saul has managed that rare feat of being a worthy spin-off to one of the most acclaimed TV shows of the last decade. Fans were somewhat divided over sequel movie El Camino, but we can all (mostly) agree that Better Call Saul is something special. Production on the final season will start later this year for a 2021 release, as a consolation prize, the sixth season will consist of 13 episodes instead of the usual 10. The real question is, will Bryan Cranston be up for a cameo?