“Don’t Drink And Drive. But If You Do, Call Me.”
Vince Gilligan’s Better Call Saul, the Breaking Bad prequel starring Bob Odenkirk, will air 10 episodes this year focusing on main character Jimmy McGill’s decision to practice law as Saul Goodman, which creates surprising results for those around him.
The network on Thursday also announced the critically acclaimed series will end with its sixth season.
Executive producer Peter Gould told a TV critics meeting on Thursday that it’s the run everyone on the show wanted. After season four, Gould said he began envisioning how it would end. Gould said –
“I have to say, none of it is what I expected when it started,”
“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.”
“When this season is over, I think you’ll have a better understanding of where it’s all going.”
ASAC Hank Schrader Returns
It was also announced Breaking Bad alum Dean Norris will join the show’s final season to reprise his role as ASAC Hank Schrader, a Drug Enforcement Administration agent, and Walter White’s brother-in-law. Hank will also be reunited with his partner Steven Gomez, with Steven Michael Quezada set to return in the role.
— AMC Networks (@AMC_TV) January 17, 2020
The late Robert Forster, who played Ed on Breaking Bad, will also reprise his role. The 78-year-old actor, who died in October following a battle with brain cancer, appeared in a key scene in El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie.
Here are a couple of recent teasers for the upcoming season and a behind the scenes featurette of the making of the fifth season –
— Better Call Saul (@BetterCallSaul) January 14, 2020
By the time it’s over, Saul will have made one episode more than Breaking Bad’s total of 62.
The fifth season of Better Call Saul will comprise of 13 episodes and is set to premiere over two nights February 23/24 on AMC (US) and Netflix (UK).