Better Call Saul season 5: What goes into an episode?

Better Call Saul season 5Want to know how the metaphorical sausage is made leading into an episode of Better Call Saul? There’s a lot that goes into it, even more than perhaps one may think.

Luckily, writer/director/executive producer Thomas Schnauz is here to be your guide through much of. In a new series of posts on Twitter over the past few days, Schnauz takes you through the process of preparing for the upcoming ninth episode of season 5, which he wrote and also directed. Without giving a single thing away about the story, he takes you through prep, extra casting, bringing local talent on board, and also meeting with executive producer Peter Gould about various ideas that the two have about the story. There are so many boxes that need to be checked and so much collaboration that needs to be done.

For any TV show, shooting an episode can be challenging. It may be even more the case for a show like this. Not only do you have four prior seasons to consider insofar as material, style, and substance goes, but also Breaking Bad before it. You need to find a way to closely examine all of this and then determine properly how you want to make your own inclusion into the universe special. You want it to stand out, but only so much given that it also must fall in line with everything that has been done so far.

Better Call Saul season 5 episode 9 is the penultimate episode of the season. Filming on the season should conclude by the end of this summer, leading up to the premiere of season 5 at some point in early 2020. AMC has yet to announce a full premiere date, but rest assured there will be details coming before too long (think, more than likely, this fall). With Jimmy now fully embracing the personal of Saul Goodman, this could prove to be the most dynamic season of the show to date.

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