‘Better Call Saul’ Producer and Writer Offers Update on Season 6

Better Call Saul is one of the biggest and most popular drama series ever, with millions of fans worldwide. Focusing on Breaking Bad attorney Saul Goodman, the series shows how he became that person and what happened to him after fleeing Albuquerque. As it heads into its sixth and final season, viewers are eager to see how everything pans out. Here, find some information from executive producer and writer Thomas Schnauz.

Bob Odenkirk attends the Season 2 premiere of 'Better Call Saul'
Bob Odenkirk attends the Season 2 premiere of ‘Better Call Saul’ | Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

Saul Goodman’s fate will be revealed in the sixth season of ‘Better Call Saul’

Flash-forward scenes have shown viewers what came of Saul after the events of Breaking Bad. He’s been hiding out in Nebraska under the alias Gene Takovic, an area Cinnabon manager. He was recognized in the fifth season, meaning his cover his blown. But Gene has decided not to run again.

In an interview with Den of Geek, Schnauz spoke on what to expect from the final season. He said it’ll “of course address Gene’s future,” though he couldn’t say “how much or how little will be in the show.” He also warned there would be “more physical and emotional violence,” but he didn’t say who would be at the center of it.

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An update on the status of ‘Better Call Saul’ Season 6, courtesy of Thomas Schnauz

Fans usually get a new season of Better Call Saul every year. But this time, the show has faced several obstacles in bringing new episodes to the air, including the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and Odenkirk’s hospitalization in July. Some wondered if season 6 would just be split into two parts so that fans would be able to have something, but Schnauz isn’t sure that’ll happen.

I don’t know,” he said when asked about the possibility of a two-part season. “Because of the COVID delays, and then Bob’s heart attack and recovery, I have zero idea when or how the episodes will be aired.”

“Everything with production is moving forward, steady but slow,” he continued. “We’re filming scenes that don’t involve Bob right now. I just finished editing my director’s cut of episode 607, and I addressed some notes on my script for 611. I’m still waiting to hear the dates of when I’ll prep and direct 611.”

Although it’s difficult to set a premiere date, it was previously reported that the show would return at some point in 2022.

The final season is ‘not predictable’

As the wait for season 6 continues, fans have kept busy by sharing theories about what might happen next. From Kim Wexler’s possible death to Lalo Salamanca potentially going after Nacho Varga, speculation is abound. While many theories are unbelievable, some are truly convincing. But even so, Schnauz has encouraged readers not to feed too much into them.

“The plot is not predictable, and the answers are hard to get to,” he warned.

You’ve just gotta be patient and wait for the show to return.