All good – and even bad – things must come to an end and that’s a truth that fans of AMC’s Better Call Saul are facing today. The network has dropped the official trailer for the Bob Odenkirk led series which is set to release its sixth and final season on April 18. Broken up into two parts with 13 episodes in all, the April air date will kick off with a double feature premiere of two episodes followed by five more prior to taking a break before the second half launches on July 11 . After a nail biting run, fans of the series, which acts as a prequel to the crooked lawyer’s life on Breaking Bad, will see just how Saul Goodman aka Jimmy McGill got tangled up with Walter White (Bryan Cranston).
Along with Bob Odenkirk’s Saul, several other Breaking Bad characters had their backstories covered in Better Call Saul. Of those, fans watched as cutthroat and mysterious private investigator Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks) came to be the right hand man of calm, cool, and collected drug lord, Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) whose origin story viewers also got to see unfold. Better Call Saul breaks down the timeline of the titular character who was first known as the dedicated public defender, Jimmy McGill. Comedy legend Michael McKean held a leading role in the series as Saul’s older brother, Chuck. The show picked apart the tumultuous relationship between the two siblings and how over time actions between the duo drove them apart. Audiences moved between empathy and disgust as Saul began to take on more and more cases of some of Albuquerque’s most ruthless criminals, setting him on a downward spiral to his eventual fleeing of the New Mexico city for a new life in Omaha, Nebraska as Gene Takavic. You can watch the trailer below.
Fans have been eagerly awaiting the new season of Better Call Saul as they were left with many questions unanswered by the season five finale. For starters, Jimmy’s wife and peer, attorney Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn) is tossing over a plan to bring down the law firm Hamlin, Hamlin, & McGill by targeting one of the business’s partners, Howard Hamlin (Patrick Fabian). On the gun slinging side of things, Mike and Nacho Varga (Michael Mando) are reeling from a mishandled hit on their peer, Lalo Salamanca (Tony Dalton). Instead of taking out their target, they instead murdered his entire family and to make matters worse for the duo, the cartel member knows that Nacho was the organizer with Mike at his side. Filming of sixth season faced the same COVID-19 pandemic slowdowns that many anticipated films and TV shows have been forced to deal with over the last two years, as well as the health issues Bob Odenkirk suffered — specifically a heart attack that befell the actor from which he has fully recovered. Fans have been kept on the edge of their seats over the last year as the final season was due for a release in 2021.
All in all, we can’t wait to see what’s about to unfold for Saul and the rest of the gang in Better Call Saul. If the final season of Breaking Bad can give us any hints, it’s sure to keep us on the edge of our seats. And although it’s sad to see the wiley and comical stylings of Bob Odenkirk take a leave from our television screens, what better reason to binge it all from the top and then head directly into the story of Breaking Bad.