Like its predecessor Breaking Bad, the sixth and final season of Better Call Saul will premiere in two parts.
Just days after a new teaser trailer was released, AMC announced that the first seven episodes of Season 6 would air one after another on April 18 at 9 p.m. ET. The remaining six episodes will premiere on July 11.
The final season was initially scheduled to air in 2021, but production was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The series was put on hold again after Bob Odenkirk suffered a heart attack on set over the summer, but the beloved star made a speedy recovery and remains in good health.
At the end of Season 5 was unsure of what would happen next for Saul, Kim (Rhea Seehorn), and Nacho (Ignacio Vargo), and the final episode featured each character in their life-threatening situations. Season 6 will wrap up Saul’s New Mexico origin story and potentially show viewers what happens after his new life as an outlaw working at Cinnabon.
The two-part final season strategy has been used by other popular shows such as Mad Men, Sex and the City, The Sopranos – and Breaking Bad.
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Despite the ending of Better Call Saul, AMC isn’t done with Jimmy McGill yet. The network has flagged off a six-part animated series titled Slippin’ Jimmy, about Jimmy’s days as a young thief in Chicago. The Los Pollos Hermanos employee training series will also return to YouTube in the summer.
None of these monsters deserves the courtesy, but Nacho makes the simple calculation that he has one playable card in his dwindled hand, which is to save his father from the forces that have engulfed him. What stands out in this moving episode are the extensions of kindness and connection that greet this condemned man as he stares into the abyss.