Better Call Saul started as an unexpected spin-off of the acclaimed show Breaking Bad, but now after its fifth season it’s become just as compelling and tense as it’s predecessor.
Sadly, this character exploration is now drawing to a close. But don’t fret – we still have one more season to go. Here’s everything you need to know about the sixth season of Better Call Saul.
When will Better Call Saul season six air?
The final season of Better Call Saul will be split into two parts – though most episodes will still release on a weekly basis.
The first half (consisting of seven episodes) will arrive on AMC on 18 April in the US, and 19 April on Netflix in the UK. The second half (made up of six episodes) will hit US screens on 11 July 2022, and Netflix UK on 12 July 2022.
The season will debut with two episodes.
The 13 episode season will be split into two parts. Eps 1+2 will arrive on 19 April, with the next 5 episodes airing weekly. After a break, the final run of 6 episodes will begin on 12 July. pic.twitter.com/3gVmxpVTY5
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK)
February 11, 2022
Is there a trailer for Better Call Saul season six?
Whilst there isn’t a full trailer for Better Call Saul season six, there is a teaser trailer, which revealed the date the series would return – with a glimpse at the terrifying twins, Leonel and Marco Salamanca, as well as Gus Fring.
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— Better Call Saul (@BetterCallSaul)
February 11, 2022
Who will be in season six?
Obviously we’ll be seeing Saul himself – Bob Odenkirk – return. We’ve also definitely not seen the last of Jonathan Banks (Mike) and Giancarlo Esposito (Gus), seeing as both characters make it through to the timeline of events in Breaking Bad.
Also slated to return is Rhea Seehorn (Kim), Tony Dalton (Lalo), Michael Mando (Nacho), Patrick Fabian (Howard) and Mark Margolis (Hector), and a whole host of more familiar faces like Lavell Crawford (Huell) and Tina Parker (Francesca).
We imagine that the show will start to close the gap between the prequel events, and Saul in his new escaped life as ‘Gene’ post-Breaking Bad. However, does that mean we’ll see the two plots crossover completely? And if that is the case, does that mean we’ll get a cameo from Bryan Cranston or Aaron Paul? We certainly hope so.
What will happen in the final season of Better Call Saul?
Lalo Salamanca played a pivotal role in season five of the show, and it seems that there is a lot planned for his character in the final season. Actor Tony Dalton confirmed to Collider that the final season is “out of control”, so we fully expect him to be on a mission for revenge as the show draws to a close.
Then there’s the question of what happens to both Jimmy and Kim. Kim has never appeared in Breaking Bad, so many are wondering whether she’ll meet her demise in the final season. Or, if she has managed to survive, will she find ‘Gene’ in the post-Breaking Bad world?
Odenkirk seems to believe that it is the latter, claiming to The Hollywood Reporter that he could easily see Jimmy and Kim keeping in touch behind closed doors. However Rhea Seehorn described the final season as “devastating” on Twitter – so who knows what could happen?
Nacho is also in trouble with both Gus Fring and Don Eladio – something that probably won’t end well. Expect violence, drama and shock twists – just like the end of Breaking Bad.
Is season six the last season?
Yes – Peter Gould confirmed this during the Television Critics Association press tour, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In fact, the amount of episodes means that this show will run for nearly exactly the same time as it’s parent show, Breaking Bad.
There will however be three short series connected to the world of Better Call Saul, including a six-part animated series called Slippin’ Jimmy, a show set in the seventies following the antics of a young Jimmy McGill in Chicago.
How to watch Better Call Saul
If you’re in the US, Better Call Saul airs on AMC at 9pm EST. Those in the UK, Europe, Latin America and Asia can catch it a day after the release on Netflix.
US viewers who don’t have access to AMC will have a longer wait for it to come to Netflix – but they can simply access another country’s Netflix platform through using a VPN like NordVPN or ExpressVPN.