Better Call Saul started its first season back in 2015, the audience was not entirely sure whether it can follow its predecessor, but after five excellent seasons we’re ready for Better Call Saul Season 6. AMC confirmed that the final season of Better Call Saul is being written amid the Covid-19 outbreak a month back before the season 5 premiere.
Showrunner and executive producer Peter Gould and the writers spent all these years developing each complex character, and now the stories of Kim, Jimmy, and the drug kingpins of New Mexico are ready to reach the climax.
Peter Gould thanked the fans of Better Call Saul in an official statement in which he said, “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.
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.”
Today, we from The Hollywood Tribune, have everything you need to know about Better Call Saul Season 6, so if you’re a fan of this show, there are going to be spoilers ahead.
When Will Better Call Saul Season 6 Release?
Better Call Saul Season 6 filming started earlier this year in February 2020, but the show’s productions have been delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak. Plus, Season 6 is set to have 13 episodes instead of the usual 10.
There was a two-year gap between the release of season 4 and season 5 because Vince Gilligan made the El Camino movie, but seasons 1-4 did come out on their usual schedule 2015-2018. Originally assumed that the new episodes will come early in 2021, but keeping in mind the current situation, Better Call Saul Season may not be available until mid-2021 at least.
Who’s in Better Call Saul Season 6 Cast?
Bob Odenkirk obviously will be back as Jimmy McGill/ Gene Takavic/ Saul Goodman. Also back would be main characters like Rhea Seehorn as Kim Wexler, Patrick Fabian as Howard Hamlin, Michael Mando as Nacho Varga, Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut, Giancarlo Esposito as Gus Fringand Tony Dalton as Lalo Salamanca.
Season five also introduced some Breaking Bad cameos, which include the likes of Dean Norris and the late Robert Forster, so The Hollywood Tribune won’t be much surprised if more characters return to the show.
This makes everyone excited as this might mean Bryan Cranston and Adam Paul returning as their characters of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman, but no such news has been confirmed or reported in that matter.
Although Adam Paul has said, “I’m such a big fan of that show. But in recent seasons, in a flash-forwards, especially now knowing where Jesse is, there’s just no reason for him to be at that place and at that time. I can’t imagine him showing up in Better Call Saul”.
What Can We Expect from Better Call Saul Season 6 Story?
Season 5 of Better Call Saul did not disappoint at all with the episode of “Bagman” rated as the best in the series. Season 5 also collided with Jimmy’s storyline with the drug cartel in a thrilling manner, and the final episode of “Something Unforgiveable” featured two shocking twists that made Lalo Salamanca survive an assassination plot and Jimmy getting into a disagreement with Kim Wexler over a scheme that they could run together.
But as usual, Better Call Saul Season 6 plot is not known, and fans will make assumptions based on the season finale. Lalo Salamanca knows that Gus Fring was behind his failed assassination attempt, which results in the tense conflict between the cartel members reaching an all-time high. Lalo will be looking for revenge to end Nacho Verga and Gus Fring.
Breaking Bad fans do know Gus Fring’s fate, but it will of interest to see what happens to Nacho Verga. Neither of Lalo Salamanca or Nacho Verga appears in Breaking Bad, but they’re both mentioned in a dialogue in season 2 of Breaking Bad, which might be a clue of what might come.
A subplot of Better Call Saul season 6 will address Gus’s plans for Nacho. Season 5 made it clear that the latter wants to leave the business, and instead, he is pulled deeper into the operation. Gus does not want Nacho to leave and refuses to free him; Don Eladio also wants Nacho to run operations north of the border.
Better Call Saul Season 6 will also look into tying up Jimmy/Kim relationship by following up on Kim’s plan to destroy Howard Hamlin’s legal career. Jimmy and Kim do not see eye to eye on this, and this creates a division in their dynamic. Kim is set to pursuing this, but Jimmy does not want to be a part of this.
This a fantastic setup for Better Call Saul season 6 and his shows that Jimmy has not fully completed his transformation into Saul Goodman. He took steps in season 5, but there’s substantial work to be done.
As said before, the final season of Better Call Saul will have 13 episodes, and this gives them plenty of time to wrap up any loose ends that may be present and also set up the story we already know and love. Peter Gould had also admitted that the writers were not sure about the ending of Better Call Saul before they started working on season five.
Peter Gould adds to that by saying, “During the breaking of season 5, which you guys are seeing right now, the fog started to lift. We started to see where we think it ends, and I have to say, none of it is where we expected when we started.”
The star of this show Bob Odenkirk has also described season 5 as “the best season we’ve ever done,” so the final season will have a lot to live up to.