The fifth season of AMC’s Better Call Saul is set to air the first episode on February 23, 2020. Also, the broadcast is reserved for a two-night special premiere on Sunday and on Monday at 10/9c. Following this, it will be scheduled at its regular timeslot, i.e, 8/9c.
- Better Call Saul Season 5 cast
- What Happened in Better Call Saul Season 4
- Better Call Saul Season 5 Plot & Spoilers
Better Call Saul Season 5 cast
Jonathan Banks (as Mike Ehrmantraut), Bob Odenkirk (as Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman), Giancarlo Esposito (as Gus Fring), Michael Mando (as Nacho Varga), Rhea Seehorn (as Kim Wexler) and Patrick Fabian (as Howard Hamlin) will reprise their roles from the past seasons.
The main cast will be joined by Tony Dalton who plays Lalo Salamanca from his recurring role in Better Call Saul Season 4. In addition to the main cast, Steven Michael Quezada and Dean Norris are set to return as Steve Gomez and Hank Schrader in Season 5. Robert Forster will appear posthumously as his character Ed Galbraith.
The series is created by producer and director Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould and is a spin-off prequel of Breaking Bad.
What Happened in Better Call Saul Season 4
Better Call Saul is set in the early 2000s that follows the life journey of a con-artist turned lawyer Saul Goodman. The show begins six years prior to the events of Breaking Bad, depicting his transformation from a criminal to becoming a lawyer, his alter-ego.
Jimmy McGill aka Saul Goodman
Formerly known as Jimmy McGill, the man is now referred to as Saul Goodman who works as a lawyer for a former cop Mike Ehrmantraut. Mike’s efficient skill-set has enabled him to enter the world of drug pedalling in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Mike goes on to play as the right-hand man to Gus Fring, a renowned drug lord. Meanwhile, Fring runs a fast food restaurant as his frontline business, apart from selling drugs.
In Season 4 Better Call Saul fans saw that the untimely demise of Jimmy’s (Saul Goodman) elder brother Chuck serves as a reason for Jimmy’s voluminous transformation.
Jimmy’s past stint as a criminal adds to the tension between his and Kim’s (Jimmy’s girlfriend) relationship, also putting his career as a lawyer in the dark spot.
Parallelly, Nacho’s murder attack on Hector Salamanca leaves him partially disabled following a stroke.
Better Call Saul Season 5 Plot & Spoilers
In season 5 of Better Call Saul, audiences will witness the eventual cracks in Saul and Kim’s relationship. We will also get to see Jimmy picking ‘Saul Goodman’ as his professional name while retrieving his law license.
Possibly, Jimmy might become the criminal lawyer that Walter White comes face-to-face in Breaking Bad.
On the other hand, Mike is on the last leg with his underground meth lab. This situation, in particular, will bring us closer to the Breaking Bad chronology. Better Call Saul will also take us through a journey on Gus Fring’s expanding empire.
Lalo Salamanca will play a key role this season as he takes over Hector’s family business following Hector’s physical predicament.
The prequel Better Call Saul is considered better than its successor, Breaking Bad by the fans and the critics, across platforms. Meanwhile, with season 5 exactly a month away, social media is already set abuzz with fans theories and other speculations.