Better Call Saul is set to begin production next month, but the show will not see the light of day until the first quarter of 2022.

Better Call Saul

Better Call Saul is no stranger to hefty delays with almost two years between season 4 and season 5, but this time, the longer wait than usual for the Vince Gilligan creation is due to the pandemic.

AMC Networks chief Josh Sapan said yesterday –

“We still have some shifting around due to COVID-related production delays for our shows.”

“The network has a fuller slate of Walking Dead shows than we’ve had in some time — with The Walking Dead back and Fear the Walking Dead back at full strength, and then the second season of World Beyond — for Better Call Saul it does look likely, at this point, that it will move into the first quarter of 2022. That’s the way we’re seeing it right now.”

In a new interview with Collider, Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk teased a bit of the show’s sixth and final season and shared his hopes for the character he’s played for nine seasons of television now.

Speaking about Jimmy McGill, Saul Goodman, or Gene Takovic, Odenkirk said –

“I’m finding out script by script how the season goes. I’m told that the wheels come off in season 6 and it explodes in a million directions. That sounds to me like there’s a fair amount of violence, but I don’t know for a fact. We have a discussion where my point of view is that Walter White became an angry, broken version of himself.”

“I wonder if it would be possible to write — because I like the guy — I wonder if it would be possible to give Jimmy McGill a better ending, a better place to end in than he started in. I don’t know if they’re going to do that though.”

“We’re very lucky to make this interesting show and it’s only because Breaking Bad was so good that we can do Better Call Saul.”

Better Call Saul

Breaking Bad wrapped up with a bang, so it will be exciting to see if Better Call Saul manages to stick the landing.