Better Call Saul has already been renewed for a fifth season, before Season 4 has even aired.
AMC’s spin-off from Breaking Bad has been a hit since its debut, earning a Peabody Award and picking up 23 Emmy nods in its first three seasons. Created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, the series stars Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian, Michael Mando and Giancarlo Esposito, and charts the transformation of lawyer Jimmy McGill to the sleazy, corrupt Saul Goodman, as well as his friendship with enforcer Mike Ehrmantraut and connections to Albuquerque’s rising drug kingpin Gus Fring.
Season 4 will premiere on Tuesday 7th August on Netflix UK, within 24 hours of its US debut on AMC. That season will pick up after the events of Season 3, which catalyse Jimmy McGill’s transformation into Saul Goodman. In the wake of the Season 3 finale, Jimmy takes steps into the criminal world that will put his future as a lawyer — and his relationship with Kim — in jeopardy. Howard and Kim also find themselves increasingly 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 sends shock waves throughout the Albuquerque underworld and throws the cartel into chaos — tearing apart both Gus and Nacho’s well-laid plans.
Earlier this month, Gilligan told fans at San Diego Comic-Con that cameos rom Aaron Paul’s Jesse and Bryan Cranston’s Walter would be likely in the near future, even though neither would appear in Season 4. Gould teased that Season 4 “very squarely gets into Breaking Bad territory and brings us into the world — or at least points us on a path toward the world of Walter White and the territory of Walter White”.
Now, the season that might finally do it is officially in the pipeline. AMC announced the news at the TCA press tour last night, with Bryan Cranston reportedly turning up to flaunt a tattoo of the show on his bottom. You can watch the trailer for Season 4 here – or click here to catch up with our reviews of Season 3.