Better Call Saul season 5 spoilers: Tony Dalton (Lalo) to be series regular

Better Call Saul season 4If you liked having Lalo around on Better Call Saul season 4, we are happy to tell you that you will be officially going to be getting a lot more of him in season 5.

According to a report coming in via Deadline, actor Tony Dalton is going to be back as a series regular for the new season as the aforementioned character, someone first referenced back in Breaking Bad but never seen until this show. He first started to dive into the story in the second half of last season, becoming a little more prominent over time. Now, the site notes that he could be one of the more prominent adversaries on the upcoming season.

Is this a natural evolution of this world? We may as well say “yes” to that, given that Lalo clearly makes it to the Breaking Bad timeline and it feels like a natural evolution to give this character more to do … though we do also think that there’s no real reason for the writers to go too berserk with Lalo, either. More so than specific villains or showdowns, we envision the goal of season 5 to be watching Jimmy McGill construct his new, colorful empire as criminal lawyer Saul Goodman, a guy who gets things done … albeit in some less-than-legal ways. We’re going to see him inch closer to Walt and Jesse in this season, and we’re still hoping that there’s some sort of substantial content coming where we actually spend more than a handful of minutes with future-Jimmy Gene.

New episodes of Better Call Saul are not going to be coming on the air until we get around to 2020. That news came out a little bit earlier today and while we can’t say that we’re a million-percent shocked by it, it’s still a bummer. We’ve had to wait a long time to even get to the start of season 5 filming, which is happening this month in the greater Albuquerque area. Even though there are only ten episodes this season, the writers and the crew really like to take their time in order to make things perfect. We feel like that is more or less a consequence of doing such rich, intense episodes with a huge back catalogue of stories already. You have to make sure things line up since Better Call Saul has the sort of dedicated fans who will point out any inaccuracies that they discover over time.

What do you think about Tony Dalton joining the crew for Better Call Saul season 5? Be sure to share right now in the attached comments, and we highly recommend that you stay tuned for some other insight. (Photo: AMC.)

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