Better Call Saul renewed for sixth and final season
Staff Reporter | On 17, Jan 2020
Better Call Saul will end with Season 6, AMC has announced, with the Breaking Bad prequel renewed one last time.
Speaking at the TCA winter press tour, AMC and Sony announced the renewal, with a bumper final chapter of 13 episodes. The question, of course, is how close the series will come to Breaking Bad, and that’s top of mind for showrunner and executive producer Peter Gould.
“From day one of Better Call Saul my dream was to tell the complete story of our complicated and compromised hero, Jimmy McGill,” Gould said in a statement. “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.”
“Greenlighting a prequel to one of the most iconic series in television history is one of the boldest swings that AMC has ever taken,” Sarah Barnett, President of AMC Networks’ Entertainment Group and AMC Studios, added in a statement. “But, thanks to the creative genius of Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, it has also been one of the most rewarding.”
The announcement of the final season comes just ahead of the premiere of Season 5 on Monday 24th February, within 24 hours of its US debut, and a second episode expected to follow on the Tuesday.
Season 5 will see Jimmy making the inevitable step to practice law as “Saul Goodman,” creating profound waves of change for everyone in his orbit. It will also see the return of Breaking Bad’s Dean Norris as DEA Agent Hank. You can read now about that and see the latest photos from Season 5 here.