Better Call Saul season 5 is coming onto AMC next year, and on the other side of that, all signs point to there being at least one more batch of episodes. As for whether or not there will be, the ball is firmly in the network and the producers’ court.
Bob Odenkirk, when the dust settles, doesn’t have that much say in where the story will go and how it will end … and he doesn’t really want any, either. As he told Extra in a video interview (see below) at the Emmys, he likes not having too much responsibility on dictating the story and the future. He’s an actor and he just gets to focus his efforts on inhabiting the character.
If he had his say, though, he wouldn’t want to do more than just another individual season beyond what has already been filmed for season 5:
“Personally, one more year — I don’t want to go more than Breaking Bad [went on the air].”
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Odenkirk also noted that one of the real appeals that goes along with doing a final season of Better Call Saul beyond season 5 would be allowing for more opportunities to explore Gene, the version of Jimmy McGill we’ve seen in flash-forwards over the years. There’s no guarantee that we would see some substantial amount of Gene, but we’ve long felt/hoped that this is a part of him that could and should be explored a little bit further. We want to believe that there can be some element of redemption for this guy, even though he’s said and done so many different bad things over the years.
We would expect some sort of further announcement on the future of Better Call Saul over the next few weeks. We’re hoping for an early January launch … mostly because waiting beyond that would be terrible.
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