‘Better Call Saul’ Star Bob Odenkirk Gives Season 6 Update for Fans — ‘I Can’t Wait for the Fireworks’

Better Call Saul fans are eagerly awaiting any small updates on season 6, which showrunner Peter Gould already confirmed will conclude the show. The Breaking Bad spinoff series got off to a slow yet interesting start. Ever since the epic season 5 finale, everyone’s been dying to know what happens next.

Most recently, series star Bob Odenkirk (Saul Goodman) provided a filming update that made fans even more delighted for what comes next on Better Call Saul. Apparently, the drama that made season 5 so popular is about to explode in the final episodes.

‘Better Call Saul’ is more than just a ‘Breaking Bad’ prequel

Most viewers tuned in to watch Better Call Saul, a prequel to the events of Breaking Bad, because they were fans of the original series. Most people at that point didn’t care much for Saul Goodman but just wanted to hear more of the story. The most shocking aspect of Better Call Saul was how far it evolved beyond the original premise.

The series followed Jimmy McGill, an aspiring lawyer in Albuquerque who lived in the shadow of his brilliant brother Chuck. Through a series of unfortunate events, he winds up getting involved with a drug cartel that will later become the catalyst for him meeting Walter White.

The series began slow with lots more backstory than action. But the latest episodes included explosive tension and foreshadowing that had some critics claiming it could be better than Breaking Bad. And there’s still a whole season to go.

Bob Odenkirk promises more excitement in ‘Better Call Saul’ Season 6

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Season 5 of Better Call Saul was the best one yet. And though filming hasn’t begun yet for the final installment, writers were hard at work on the last season even during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. They used video calls to keep the ball rolling. 

That effort is about to pay off. Odenkirk shared with Deadline that the drama and suspense will finally explode in season 6. 

“I can’t wait for the fireworks, really,” he told the publication. “Our show is a bit of a slow burn over the past few years, and [Gilligan and Gould] build up. There’s certainly exciting moments throughout, but towards the end, it gets super supremely intense.”

Vince Gilligan, the Breaking Bad showrunner, is back on hand to help with that unveiling. And though delays are tough for fans to handle, ultimately it gives more time for Gilligan and Gould to perfect the finished product.

When will ‘Better Call Saul’ Season 6 premiere?

Production for the last chapter of Better Call Saul is slated for March 2021, which would mean a launch later this year is not out of the question. Fans can reasonably expect Better Call Saul’s final season by early 2022 at the latest.

And if Odenkirk is telling the truth, it’ll be well worth the wait.