Better Call Saul Season 6: When is the Show Coming Back?

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AMC’s crime drama showBetter Call Saul’ follows the evolution of Jimmy McGill, from a former scam-artist and Albuquerque-based lawyer to becoming the infamous criminal defense attorney named Saul Goodman. A spin-off, prequel, and sequel to ‘Breaking Bad,’ the show has independently established itself as one of the best television shows of the 21st century. The series revolves around Saul’s associations with the crime world and the gradual progression of his methodologies to illegal acts.

Created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, the show first premiered on February 8, 2015. It has been immensely acclaimed and has recorded 39 Emmy nominations over its five installments. In fact, the series is identified as one of the benchmark prequels to ever be made. The lead performance of Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman/Gene Takovic was well-received along with the character study and the show’s gripping drama. Since fans are eagerly waiting for updates, here’s everything we know about ‘Better Call Saul’ season 6!

Better Call Saul Season 6 Release Date

‘Better Call Saul’ season 5 released on February 23, 2020, on AMC, with the season drawing to a close on April 20, 2020. The fifth season comprises ten episodes with a runtime of 41–60 minutes each.

With regard to the show’s sixth season, here’s all the information we have gathered. On January 16, 2020, ‘Better Call Saul’ was recommissioned for season 6, which is slated to comprise 13 episodes. Even though the announcement delighted the fans, it came with a disclosure that the anticipated season will also be the final outing for the crime series.

The production of the sixth season was reportedly scheduled to begin in early 2020 but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ultimately, the crew had to wait till March 10, 2021, to begin filming, which was carried out under strict safety protocols. The production took a hit when lead actor Bob Odenkirk had a heart attack on July 27, 2021, while filming at the New Mexico location. Odenkirk rejoined the set in September 2021.

Even though the pandemic and Odenkirk’s temporary unavailability were challenges to deal with, the production of the sixth season is in progress. In late September 2021, Giancarlo Esposito (Gus Fring) revealed that he had almost completed filming his part for season 6. With filming and post-production to wrap, there is a wait for the new season to premiere. Therefore, we expect ‘Better Call Saul’ season 6 to release sometime in Q1 2022.

Better Call Saul Season 6 Cast: Who is in it?

‘Better Call Saul’ season 6 will see the return of the principal cast. This means we will see Bob Odenkirk (Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman/Gene Takovic), Jonathan Banks (Mike Ehrmantraut), Rhea Seehorn (Kim Wexler), Patrick Fabian (Howard Hamlin), Giancarlo Esposito (Gus Fring), Tony Dalton (Lalo Salamanca), and Michael Mando (Nacho Varga) once again.

As the timeline of season 6 is nearer to that of ‘Breaking Bad,’ it wouldn’t be a surprise to see a few ‘Breaking Bad’ characters in the new season. Dean Norris (Hank Schrader) and Steven Michael Quezada (Steven Gomez), who appear in season 5 may also return for season 6. Even though fans are all up for seeing Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul appearing as Walter White and Jesse Pinkman, respectively, the anticipation might lead to disappointment since no official announcement has been made yet. We can also expect a few new characters to be introduced in the sixth season, although it is yet to be formally confirmed.

Better Call Saul Season 6 Plot: What can it be About?

In season 5, Jimmy marries Kim and transforms himself into the ambitious Saul Goodman. He even gets involved with Nacho and Lalo in the Salamanca drug business. On the other hand, Kim leaves Schweikart & Cokely and turns her attention to the Sandpiper case to see the destruction of Howard. Kim suggests to Jimmy that once the case is settled, his seven-figure share of the settlement will be on its way. Although Jimmy turns down Kim’s enthusiasm, she seems determined. In the finale of season 5, Nacho plays a part in the plan to kill Lalo. But Lalo kills all the assassins, leaving one to falsely report his death.

We can expect season 6 to explore the aftermath of the failed attempt on Lalo’s life. It will be a surprise if Lalo is not in the tracks to finish off Nacho after realizing that he was involved in the hit that was ordered. We can expect a closure to the glimpses of Jimmy as Gene Takovic as the season probably will depict the backstory behind the transformation. The future of Kim, dealing with the Sandpiper case and its repercussions can also be expected to be dealt with in the sixth season. What awaits Gus after the drug-war showdown could be pivotal in the upcoming installment’s storyline.

Upon the season 5 finale, creator Peter Gould hinted at the direction the final season could take to develop the character study of Jimmy, saying, “’Does Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman/Gene Takovic deserve death? Does he deserve love? What would be the most fitting end for this guy — for the show?’ Obviously, the end for everybody is death, but that may not be where we leave this guy. Is there any way for him to win any redemption after everything that he’s done?” Therefore, with season 6, ‘Better Call Saul’ is gearing up for a spectacular finale for its central character and the other key players.

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