It is hard to top ‘Breaking Bad‘, which many believe to be the finest television series yet. However, Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould have managed to surpass themselves when it comes to ‘Better Call Saul‘. Be it in the usage of cinematography to paint a picture, or the simply nuanced narrative to explore how multilayered Jimmy McGill actually is, ‘Better Call Saul’ combines elements of crime and black comedy to deliver an unforgettable experience.
The show is on its penultimate season since Season 6 is going to be the last. We’ve said ‘Gimme Jimmy’, right from the start, but the end of Season 4 sees James McGill making the decision to change his name to Saul Goodman, the shady attorney we are all-too-familiar with.
However, many of us have traced McGill’s descent to embracing the persona of Saul, on Netflix, rather than watching the show on AMC. These viewers must naturally be wondering about when ‘Better Call Saul’ Season 5 will be available on the streaming platform. We have got you covered in that regard.
Better Call Saul Season 5 Netflix Release Date:
Firstly, let us put your mind to ease. Yes, ‘Better Call Saul’ Season 5 will arrive on Netflix. The only question is when. For now, Netflix users in the USA can stream up to ‘Better Call Saul’ Season 4, which arrived on the platform in February 2020. However, Season 4 had finished airing on AMC in October 2018. Thus, it took over a year for the show to arrive on the streaming platform.
This is primarily because Netflix gets the license to stream the show only shortly before a new season of the same, airs on AMC. This allows AMC to promote the series on their own network, while also maintaining exclusivity, strategically.
Therefore, while Netflix has not officially announced when Season 5 will be made available on the platform, we can make an educated guess. The season 5 finale airs on AMC on April 20, 2020. We also expect that Season 5 will become available on Netflix, before Season 6 airs on AMC, which will happen sometime in 2021. Going by this, ‘Better Call Saul’ Season 5 is expected to release on Netflix sometime in February 2021. Obviously, all episodes will become available for streaming at once.
For Netflix users outside the USA, ‘Better Call Saul’ Season 5 will arrive much quicker. New episodes will become available on Netflix soon after they air on AMC. Obviously, in this case, you will get episodes in a weekly manner, instead of being able to binge on them all at once. You can check out an official tweet from Netflix UK and Ireland, confirming the same.
Better Call Saul s5 will launch weekly from 24 Feb which is good because it's been 2 months since El Camino and we need more from the Gilligan Cinematic Universe. pic.twitter.com/seadUuav04
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) November 21, 2019
Therefore, for now, Netflix users outside the USA have the option of watching the episodes of ‘Better Call Saul’ Season 5 almost as soon as they are out. However, for those inside the USA, you have quite a long wait ahead of you. You can catch up on Season 4, in the meanwhile, since it released in February 2020 itself.
With ‘Better Call Saul’ heading towards the final season of the show, we expect Saul Goodman to interact with some more familiar faces from the ‘Breaking Bad’ universe, as he puts the ‘criminal’ in criminal lawyer.
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