Jimmy McGill’s Cinnabon days had to come to a close eventually, and now AMC has confirmed that following the upcoming fifth season, Better Call Saul will culminate in a sixth and final season set to air some time in 2021.
Co-creator Peter Gould spoke at a panel this week at the Television’s Critics Association winter tour, saying the team’s “hopes and dreams were to be able to tell the whole story … and make it to be a complete story from beginning to end,” and that they are going to “try like hell to stick the landing of these 63 episodes.”
63 episodes of Saul would put the Bob Odenkirk-led spin-off just one episode above Breaking Bad‘s original 62 episode run. El Camino, the feature film that served as an epilogue to Breaking Bad in finishing Jesse Pinkman’s (Aaron Paul) story premiered on Netflix this past summer. Our own Anthony Marzano was a fan, as was I.
Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan also spoke on the upcoming fifth season of Saul, mentioning the return of a few faces familiar to original series fans. He called the third and fourth episodes “close to our hearts, I think it’s fair to say, because we have some of our Breaking Bad family returning: Dean Norris as Hank Schrader in episodes three and four, and Steven Michael Quezada. Working with Dean and Michael again was a highlight of the season.”
I stand by my opinion: Better Call Saul is the best thing on television, and has surpassed Breaking Bad for my affection. Season 5 airs February 23 on AMC.
‘Better Call Saul’ Ending With Season 6 on AMC [The Hollywood Reporter]