The first trailer for Better Call Saul Season 4 has been unveiled at Comic-Con, with creator Vince Gilligan teasing that a certain Walter White and Jesse Pinkman are likely to appear in the show in the future.
The spin-off series from Breaking Bad, which stars Bob Odenkirk, follows Jimmy McGill, who is following a slow and winding path towards to the legal shark we know as Saul Goodman. With the show’s August release date recently confirmed by AMC – and a UK debut on Netflix expected the following morning – it’s not long to wait now to see the return of Odenkirk’s Jimmy, as well as the supporting cast of Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian, Michael Mando and Giancarlo Esposito.
With every season, of course, there’s a chance that AMC’s prequel will get close enough to Breaking Bad to feature a proper crossover, and Gillian confirmed to Comic-Con attendees that there was a strong chance of cameos one day. They will not appear in Season 4, he said, but added that they “would be sorely remiss if these characters didn’t appear in the show before it ended”.
His comment arrived amid a Breaking Bad reunion at Comic-Con to mark that show’s 10th anniversary, and followed an interview with EW, which saw Gilligan and Better Call Saul’s co-creator, Peter Gould, tease a Season 4 subplot that “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”.
But Better Call Saul in its own right is worth getting excited about, as Season 4 picks up after the tragic 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 once 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. While Gus changes course, Nacho finds himself in the crosshairs of deadly forces.
“I think you’re really going to like this,” says Jimmy in the video, which gives us our first look at the show’s darker fourth run. With Season 4 arriving on Monday 6th August, you can expect episodes to premiere on Tuesdays on Netflix UK, starting from 7t August. Here’s the trailer: