Better Call Saul is pacing towards its finale with the Season 6 being considered as the last. But will it end at once? Better Call Saul Season 6 will likely be split into 2 parts like Breaking Bad Season 5.
Fans aren’t just ready to bid goodbye to Saul Goodman as the final season of Better Call Saul is closing in. Though neither Netflix and nor Vince Gilligan, the creator of the show, have made it official that Season 6 will be the end of Better Call Saul.
However, the current timeline of Better Call Saul has come close enough to the first season of Breaking Bad that it will be difficult for the creators to stretch the show further before merging it in Breaking Bad. Better Call Saul is a Spin-off and Prequel to Breaking Bad, and the show is meant to merge into Breaking Bad as the most of the characters and their storylines, that seems to be with Better Call Saul, runs through Breaking Bad as its key element.
- Better Call Saul Season 6 to split into 2 parts like Breaking Bad Season 5 – But what’s the need?
- Profits and Subscriptions the reason behind splitting Better Call Saul Season 6 into 2 parts.
- “Purest Product” due to one year of extra time.
- More Episodes – More Content – More time.
Though the show might not stretch further than Season 6, fans might get to live in the Breaking Bad world for a little longer. How? Because Better Call Saul Season 6 may split into 2 parts just like Breaking Bad Season 5.
Better Call Saul Season 6 to split into 2 parts like Breaking Bad Season 5 – But what’s the need?
Breaking Bad Season 5 was split into 2 parts. The Season 5a had 8 episodes and it premiered from 15th July 2012 to 2nd September 2012. The Season 5b also had 8 episodes, and it premiered one year later from 11th August 2013 to 29th September 2013.
In an interview when Vince Gilligan was asked about it, he said that it was a decision mainly taken so that he and his creative team could have some more time in shaping up the finale of Breaking Bad, and so he could focus on the “purest product” possible (Just like the blue crystal Meth of Heisenberg).
Though we know there were many other reasons behind the split season, and we think because of the same reasons Better Call Saul Season 6 might also be split into 2 parts just like Breaking Bad Season 5.
Profits and Subscriptions the reason behind splitting Better Call Saul Season 6 into 2 parts.
When Breaking Bad Season 5 was split into two parts, the second part was released a year later. This allowed AMC to stretch the show for one more year without the need to stretch the Season and loosen up the pace of the show.
It helps the OTT platform in gaining more subscriptions, keeping the already subscribed user for one more year, and have the best show ever run for one more year on their platform. Netflix might do the same with Better Call Saul Season 6. By splitting the Better Call Saul Season 6 into two parts just like Breaking Bad Season 5, Netflix will be able to lure more viewership for the show.
“Purest Product” due to one year of extra time.
We don’t know how much things exactly improved for Season 5b of Breaking Bad in the one-year gap, but whatever it was, we got to experience the best possible finale for Breaking Bad. As Vince Gilligan said, such gap allows the creator to refine the product further, and deliver the “Purest product” possible.
Thus, we think Netflix and Vince might do the same with Better Call Saul. To give us the best possible finale for Better Call Saul, Vince might be willing to take an extra year. And rather than delaying the Season 6 by one year, they might prefer to split it in two and have a year gap in between.
More Episodes – More Content – More time.
As you know that Breaking Bad Season 5 had 16 episodes of rush and thrill. There was so much to tell in one season and so less time to produce and create so many episodes. Also, releasing 16 episodes in one year doesn’t make sense. Similarly, Better Call Saul is also at a point where there are just too many conflicts waiting to be solved. There is no way the show can tell the needed story in 9 or 10 episodes.
Obviously, Better Call Saul Season 6 will have no less than 15 to 16 episodes. Thus, creating so much content in one year and releasing it all at once will be possible for neither Vince and nor Netflix. Thus, it seems very likely that Better Call Saul Season 6 might be split into 2 parts just like Breaking Bad Season 5.