It’s been a long ol’ journey, but now that AMC has renewed Better Call Saul for one last season, Slippin’ Jimmy McGill is finally on the home stretch to becoming the Saul Goodman we meet in Breaking Bad.
Star Bob Odenkirk told Digital Spy that he feels conflicted about how the series will wrap up: “I have very mixed feelings. I don’t think you can watch the show, and I can’t play this guy, without growing to want him to succeed, and liking him, and wanting to be a better version of himself… I’m not sure that’s where he’ll end up, though.
“I do like him. I think he’s got some good skills. He just doesn’t know where to put them. But also, I’ll be happy to move onto other characters, because I have played him a long time.”
Showrunner and executive producer Peter Gould thanked fans for their support in an official statement (via TVLine): “From day one of Better Call Saul, my dream was to tell the complete story of our complicated and compromised hero, Jimmy McGill – now AMC and Sony are making that dream come true.
“We couldn’t be more grateful to the fans and critics who are making this journey possible. Next month, we start work on the sixth and final season – we’re going to do our damnedest to stick the landing.”
But what will this ‘landing’ look like? Will it be an elegant drop, or a brutal fall face-first onto the pavement? We reckon it’ll be a combination of the two – Saul wouldn’t have it any other way.
Here’s everything you need to know about Better Call Saul season six, otherwise known as the final series of the best show on TV.
Better Call Saul season 6 release date: When will it air?
Executive producer Thomas Schnauz told Den of Geek that production is “moving forward, steady but slow” following Odenkirk’s heart attack on set, adding: “We’re filming scenes that don’t involve Bob right now.”
There was a tidal wave of love for the show’s main man when news of his collapse hit headlines, which prompted Odenkirk himself to share the following statement: “Hi. It’s Bob. Thank you. To my family and friends who have surrounded me this week. And for the outpouring of love from everyone who expressed concern and care for me. It’s overwhelming. But I feel the love and it means so much.
“I had a small heart attack. But I’m going to be OK, thanks to Rosa Estrada and the doctors who knew how to fix the blockage without surgery… I’m going to take a beat to recover but I’ll be back soon.”
We don’t have an official premiere date on the table at the moment, but don’t expect those brand new episodes to arrive this year.