Fans are already excited for Better Call Saul season 4, which is set to premiere next Monday, but now they have season 5 to look forward to as AMC just renewed the Breaking Bad prequel for another season! The network announced the pickup during their panel at the Television Critics Association summer press tour this past Saturday.
The cast and creators were fresh off their San Diego Comic-Con appearance where they dropped their trailer for season 4 and provided some insight for fans as to what to expect from the upcoming season and the arrival of the Breaking Bad timeline. Check out the full trailer below!
Season 4 of Better Call Saul will pick up after Chuck McGill’s suicide and finds Jimmy in the midst of his year-long probation, which brings him closer to his Breaking Bad character Saul Goodman.
[row]“For me, Jimmy’s written Chuck out of his life and he’s not gonna let his death weigh him down,” Bob Odenkirk said during San Diego Comic-Con.[/row]
During the panel, series creator Vince Gilligan also hinted that any or all characters from Breaking Bad could be making an appearance on the show at some point.
[row]“I do. I’m speaking as a fan. I don’t see how we don’t. Here’s what I know. I know that Hank knows Saul. And I think because of what Jesse says to Walt about needing a criminal lawyer,” Odenkirk said when asked if Aaron Paul would ever be making an appearance.[/row]
AMC’s TCA panel also brought renewals for Fear the Walking Dead and McMafia and also announced a new anthology series from How I Met Your Mother’s Jason Segel. In addition to Odenkirk, Better Call Saul stars Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian, and Michael Mando.
Better Call Saul Season 4 premieres on Monday, Aug. 6 at 9/8c on AMC.
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