The corporate line over the past yr on what number of seasons Better Call Saul will run has at all times been one thing alongside the traces of, “We’re closer to the end than we are the beginning.” That truly makes an excessive amount of sense, as Jimmy McGill roughly made the full transformation into Saul Goodman in the season four finale. With extra Breaking Bad characters intersecting with the Saul timeline, there’s not loads of runway left for the collection earlier than it catches as much as Gene in Omaha.
The truth is, after a season 5 that’s anticipated to center on Jimmy and Kim’s relationship after the Saul transformation, there might solely be one season left, in line with Breaking Dangerous and Higher Name Saul star Giancarlo Esposito, who performs Gus Fring on each collection. Right here’s what he needed to say to Collider (italics added for emphasis):
“There’s a new character coming in, Lalo Salamanca, clearly somebody I’m going to need to take care of in my travels all through the present. There will probably be six seasons, looks as if that’s the way in which, the snug solution to finish this present. I’m hoping for extra of a collaboration not directly as an artist with Bob Odenkirk; I do know as my star grows as Gus Fring [I’ll] be capable to deal with a number of the edginess of the present increasingly more. And as Gene goes and involves Saul Goodman, and turns into this nefarious lawyer, then I’ll have extra interplay with him as properly. So I’m enthusiastic about that.”
Clearly, that’s not a affirmation, but it surely additionally makes logical sense, seeing as how Breaking Dangerous unofficially ran for six seasons (technically solely 5 seasons, however the latter half was break up into two eight-episode chunks and aired a yr aside) and Vince Gilligan, if something, loves symmetry. As unhappy as it could be to say goodbye to the Breaking Dangerous universe, there gained’t even be a season five until 2020, whereas season six might not arrive till 2022 (and if it’s break up into two, that would take us to 2023), and we nonetheless have that Breaking Bad movie coming, so there will probably be no scarcity of Breaking Dangerous universe materials to get pleasure from within the close to future.
(By way of Collider)