Since Better Call Saul aired its Season 5 final in April 2020, the news has mostly been bad. And we don’t just mean in general – US network AMC announced that it’ll wrap up with Season 6 and pandemic delays plus star Bob Odenkirk‘s heart attack meant we’ve had to be patient when it comes to more Saul. Still, some good news today as we now know the sixth season will kick off in April.
Official synopsis time! “The final season concludes the complicated journey and transformation of its compromised hero, Jimmy McGill (Odenkirk), into criminal lawyer Saul Goodman. From the cartel to the courthouse, from Albuquerque to Omaha, season six tracks Jimmy, Saul and Gene (Jimmy’s post-Breaking Bad identity, hiding away managing a Cinnabon) as well as Jimmy’s complex relationship with Kim (Rhea Seehorn), who is in the midst of her own existential crisis. Meanwhile, Mike (Jonathan Banks), Gus (Giancarlo Esposito), Nacho (Michael Mando) and Lalo (Tony Dalton) are locked into a game of cat and mouse with mortal stakes.”
AMC also recently released a teaser featuring the notorious killer cousins, which offered a clue as to the exact date, which fans figured out. See for yourself…
“In my eyes, this is our most ambitious, surprising and, yes, heartbreaking season, says showrunner Peter Gould. “Even under incredibly challenging circumstances, the whole Saul team – writers, cast, producers, directors and crew – have outdone themselves. I couldn’t be more excited to share what we’ve accomplished together.”
Season 6 Part 1 (seven episodes) starts in the States with two episodes on 18 April and if tradition holds, they’ll be on Netflix the day after. Part 2 (six episodes) is scheduled to begin 11 July.
And that’s not all the Saul news – short spin-offs are coming to AMC’s digital platforms (no idea what that exactly means for the UK, but still…), with Slippin’ Jimmy, an animated show about the character’s younger conman days in Chicago, plus new episodes of the popular Employee Training Video series.
And then there’s Cooper’s Bar, directed by and starring Seehorn about non-Saul characters who frequent a watering hole.