Sorry fans, but the final chapter in Saul’s story will have to wait much longer than planned. Co-creator Peter Gould has revealed that production of Better Call Saul season 6 won’t resume until later next year.
Better Call Saul, the exciting spin-off to the ground-breaking Breaking Bad series is approaching its end after five long years. It follows Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) as he transforms into a criminal lawyer known as Saul Goodman. The spin-off prequel follows the events that took place six years before the finale of its parent show.
- Fans can’t wait to watch the final chapter in Saul Goodman’s story
- The pandemic has halted the season 6 production
- Better Call Saul season 6 will transform the way fans see Breaking Bad
The spin-off also saw characters like Mike Ehrmantrout (Jonathan Banks), Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) and Nacho Varga (Michael Mando) return. The show introduced several other characters that impacted viewers with their performances. And as always, creators Peter Gould and Vince Gilligan’s collaboration on the series shone through its deeply complex storytelling.
Since the fifth season premiered this year, fans have been waiting to see Saul Goodman’s story merge into Breaking Bad. But according to its creators, it seems like Better Call Saul season 6 won’t be arriving anytime soon. Let’s see what Peter Gould has to say about the upcoming final season, and predictions about its release date!
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Fans can’t wait to watch the final chapter in Saul Goodman’s story
The fifth season of Better Call Saul that premiered earlier this year picked up right where the fourth left off. You continue to see Jimmy’s evolution into Saul and how he finds himself involved in Gus and Lalo’s conflict.
The final moments in the fifth season’s penultimate episode saw Nacho conspire against Lalo, aiding assassins to kill him. Nacho creates a distraction in the house and flees through the gates, paving way for the assassins to enter. They kill most of Lalo’s guards and his family.
Lalo kills most assassins, but leaves the last one alive in order to discover the middleman who arranged the attack. He forces the assassin to call the person who arranged it all, and inform them that Lalo is dead. Lalo soon realises that Nacho is missing and the final moments see him furiously walking out of his home. It’s safe to assume that Nacho will be paying for his sins in season 6.
The pandemic has halted the season 6 production
Season 6 was expected to release sometime in early 2021. But with the pandemic halting TV and film production across the globe, the Breaking Bad spin-off meets the same fate. The makers originally hoped that the series would go into production by the end of this year. Now, it seems like a far-fetched dream.
At a virtual event held by Deadline, Better Call Saul co-creator Peter Gould explained that production would be indefinitely postponed. “We were hoping to go into production by the end of the year. It doesn’t seem likely that it’s going to happen with the situation that we are in.”
Peter Gould also confessed that Sony TV was doing “everything humanly possible” so that filming could safely resume once again. He later added, “I think we are probably going to delay a little bit unfortunately.”
The creators are doing their best to bring the series back, but we’re certainly in for a long wait. Fans are excited by the prospect of seeing Walter White and Jesse Pinkman’s characters making an appearance at the end! Whether that can really happen, however, is a mystery.
Better Call Saul season 6 will transform the way fans see Breaking Bad
Co-creator Peter Gould teased fans, saying that the sixth season will make them see Breaking Bad in a different light. Digital Spy reported, “I think by the time you finish watching Better Call Saul, you’re going to see Breaking Bad in a very different light. I think we’re going to learn things about the characters in Breaking Bad that we didn’t know.”
He continued, “We’re going to learn things about the fates of a lot of these characters that may surprise people or certainly throw them into a different light.”
Until we see the cast reunite in Better Call Saul season 6, we have the Emmys to look forward to. The series has received seven Primetime Emmy nominations this season including Outstanding Drama series. The Breaking Bad spin-off has a staggering 39 nominations so far, and not a single Emmy to its name. To us, it seems like Better Call Saul is a clear winner at the Emmys this year.
Which character are you most excited to see return in Better Call Saul season 6? Let us know in the comments.