“Better Call Saul” has officially been renewed for a sixth and final season on AMC with plans for the show to debut in 2021…
The transformation of Jimmy McGill to Saul Goodman and with that the end is nigh for “Better Call Saul.”
The “Breaking Bad” spinoff was officially renewed for a sixth and final season on AMC with plans for the show to go into production later this year with a 2021 debut date. The final season will last 13 episodes as Saul Goodman’s journey to finally meet Walter White and Jesse Pinkman will be complete.
The announcement was made as part of the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour on Friday.
The news shouldn’t be all that shocking to fans of “Better Call Saul” considering where the story ended in season 4 with season 5 set to debut on AMC on February 23 at 10 p.m. followed by a second episode the following night on Feb. 24.
Once “Better Call Saul” draws the curtain next year, it appears “Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan will say goodbye to his biggest creation for the final time.
“I have no plans to keep the universe going after this wonderful series ends,” Gilligan said on Friday. “I always caveat it with ‘never say never’ but you don’t want to drive it into the ground.”
Gilligan co-created “Better Call Saul” alongside “Breaking Bad” writer Peter Gould, who wrote the original episode where Saul Goodman appeared for the first time.
The end of “Better Call Saul” comes just after Gilligan wrapped a bow on “Breaking Bad” with a full length feature film that was released last year. “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie” told the story of what happened to Jesse Pinkman after he escaped a Nazi compound where he had been held prisoner and forced to cook meth.
The sixth season of “Better Call Saul” is expected to go into production later this year with a 2021 debut date on AMC but there’s still plenty more story to tell before getting to those final 13 episodes. “Better Call Saul” season 5 is just getting ready to drop in a month and there will be several familiar faces from “Breaking Bad” appearing this year.
Dean Norris, Steven Michael Quezada, and Robert Forster, who passed away late last year, will all appear in episodes of “Better Call Saul” season 5. Two names who won’t appear this season are Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, which means the only chance that Walt and Jesse will return for one last time would be during “Better Call Saul” season 6.
Considering Saul Goodman’s story would technically “end” with his first meeting with Walt and Jesse in “Breaking Bad,” it would make sense that they would both appear in the final season of “Better Call Saul” but nothing has been announced just yet.