‘Better Call Saul’: How Long Will Fans Have to Wait for the Final Season 6 to Premiere?

Season 5 of Better Call Saul was the best one yet, with many Breaking Bad fans starting to predict that this prequel spinoff will eventually surpass the original in terms of quality. The series struggled with pacing and focus in the beginning. But now? It’s a brilliant combination of storytelling and fast-paced action that runs the gamut of human emotions in every episode.

And now after waiting 18 months between season 4 and season 5, fans are worried that they’ll be waiting even longer for the final season to drop. With a worldwide pandemic going on, when can fans expect Better Call Saul season 6 to finally air?

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Vince Gilligan revealed that ‘Better Call Saul’ season 6 is already in the works

First, the good news. With so many shows taking hiatuses, delaying current seasons, or even wrapping up without airing their final episodes, Better Call Saul has stuck to their original broadcast schedule even in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The final episode of season 5 aired on April 20, 2020.

And a little earlier than that, the show’s co-creator Vince Gilligan said he and the writers had already begun working on the next season from home.

“We’re plugging away [on season 6],” Gilligan said during a recent interview with Variety. “We’ve been doing video teleconferencing so that we’re having a virtual writers’ room. Peter [Gould] and all the writers and myself are all joined together with the aid of internet technology and kind of hate it…We’d much rather be in person.”

When will ‘Better Call Saul’ season 6 air?

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Unfortunately, no one — including the show creators — have an exact release date in mind for season 6. But fans are hoping there won’t be as big of a break as there was between seasons 4 and 5.

Currently, IMDb has episodes 1 through 13 tentatively slated for 2021. It just might be in the second half of the year, especially if production can’t begin until late in 2020 due to coronavirus. Everything depends on how long studios remain closed and social distancing guidelines remain in place.

The final season sounds like it will be worth the wait no matter how long it is. Gilligan is returning to the production team to help tell the final chapter of Saul Goodman’s incredible story.

‘Better Call Saul’ will have one more episode than ‘Breaking Bad’ did

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We don’t know much about the sixth season besides getting confirmation that it will fully wrap up the storyline and most likely won’t leave the door open for any more spinoffs. Plus, it’ll be one episode longer than Breaking Bad was, with 63 episodes compared to Breaking Bad’s 62.

“When we started, what we wanted to do is tell the complete story. I’m happy to be able to say we’re going to be able to do that,” co-creator Peter Gould said, according to IndieWire.

“It’s going to be 13 episodes, and I was so proud to be a part of Breaking Bad because I felt that Vince [Gilligan] and the rest of us managed to stick the landing on those 62 episodes. And we’re going to try like hell to stick the landing on these 63 episodes.”

It goes without saying that we’ll be counting down the days to see how Saul Goodman’s story ends. The year 2021 can’t come soon enough.