Given that “Better Call Saul” is quite the sensitive set, it shouldn’t come as too much of a shock that AMC and the show’s producers are keeping quiet when it comes to what is next. It’s with that in mind that we’ll gladly take any slice of news that is offered, even if it is something as simple as the name of the premiere’s director.
Luckily, this is precisely what we’ve got right now! In a new post on Twitter, the show confirmed via co-creator Peter Gould that fellow co-creator Vince Gilligan is directing the show’s first episode. This is not necessarily a role that will feel strange to him, given that he certainly did it on “Breaking Bad,” and this marks the third episode of this series he’s helmed following the series premiere and also the season 2 finale “Klick.” Getting to do consecutive episodes, even with a long hiatus in between, is some sort of interesting move.
So where is the premiere going to pick up? Conventional wisdom suggests that we will get a chance to see more of Jimmy McGill in the aftermath of his brother preparing to sell him out, given that this was how the second season ended, which in turn set up further why he would want to change his name to Saul Goodman. Of course, we certainly wouldn’t be angry if someone wanted to make a whole episode about Gene, either. We’ve long made our personal feelings known that the ideal way to send off the series would be by jumping forward to the future, and letting us see more of where this guy’s story eventually leads.
Season 3 of the show will more than likely premiere on AMC at some point within the first few months of 2017. Stay tuned; we’ll see if that holds.