Are we nearing the end of the road in regards to Better Call Saul season 6? That’s at least something to wonder, based on some new comments that are out there via Giancarlo Esposito.
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The idea of the show season 6 has honestly been fluttering out there for a good while now — it’s not like all of a sudden, this is rising to the surface and people are talking about it. It just has to do with how long shows like this tend to last, plus also the fact that it doesn’t make too much sense to make this show last longer than the one that came before in Breaking Bad.
Anyway, let’s get back to what Esposito (who plays Gus Fring within Vince Gilligan’s world) said to Collider that got tongues wagging in the first place:
“It’s tricky with [Gilligan] … If you look at the Breaking Bad model, he said five years, five seasons, but it was really five and six” with the split final season … There will be six seasons [of Better Call Saul] … It seems like that’s the way, the comfortable way, to end this show.”
Esposito may have just been speaking in a matter-of-fact manner, drawing an assumption without having full confirmation on the subject. From an AMC vantage point, we can at least tell you this — they aren’t commenting one way or another just yet on the future of the show. Speaking via The Hollywood Reporter, the network declined to comment while a source told the site that no firm decision has been made as of yet on the show’s future.
We’re sticking with some of the rationale on Better Call Saul and the end that we’ve had for a while. It makes sense to us to end at season 6 but, before getting around to this point, we also do want to see some sort of larger story arc for Jimmy/Saul’s future counterpart in Gene. We’ve gotten to see a few different tastes of this version of him, but no real consistent arc. We know that Jimmy morphs into a pretty awful person as Saul, but we know that there’s some good in him. Because of that, we continue to maintain that perhaps there is a path for redemption with him that we didn’t quite have with Walter White during the run of Breaking Bad.
Better Call Saul season 5 is currently in production (read one of the latest updates all about that over at the link here) — meanwhile, we anticipate that it will be available for AMC viewers at some point early next year.
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