Everything we know about ‘Better Call Saul’ S5
We are such suckers for AMC’s Better Call Saul that even the 20-second video teaser has us fired up for S5. Promising an “explosive” season, Better Call Saul S5 premiere’s Sunday, February 23rd at 10:00 p.m. ET/9c and continue the next night on Monday, February 24th, with an encore presentation of the season premiere at 7:45 p.m. ET/6:45c followed by the season’s second episode in its regular timeslot at 9:00 p.m. ET/8c.
Saul is taking over
Better Call Saul’s fifth season will feature 10 episodes, following Jimmy McGill’s (Bob Odenkirk) decision to practice law as “Saul Goodman”. This shift creates unexpected and profound waves of change for those in his orbit.
The video teaser for Better Call Saul’s S5 offers fans a glimpse of what exactly that might look like. It’s short, but it packs a lot of style into a precious few seconds. Jimmy McGill is no longer trying to play by the time-honored traditions and practices of respected lawyers; in their place are his newly renovated trappings and services, as provided by his, alter ego, Saul Goodman. Could this be the beginning of the (beginning of the) end for McGill?
What else can we expect?
Better Call Saul’s co-creator Peter Gould gave fans some insight into what to expect from S5, explaining “It seems like Jimmy’s first move is to try to leverage all the contacts he has in the world of selling drop phones. But don’t forget, he also knows the vet [Caldera] … and the vet is sort of Craig’s List for the underworld in Albuquerque. So he can get quite far.
The question is: how does he establish a reputation as not just a criminal lawyer but a criminal lawyer? And what does that mean to him at this point? Because situations may require him to do things and turn a blind eye to things that Jimmy McGill would not be able to stomach.”
Who should we expect back?
In addition to Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul S5 will feature stars Rhea Seehorn, Jonathan Banks, Michael Mando, Giancarlo Esposito, and Patrick Fabian. Tony Dalton has been promoted to the main cast after his recurring role in S4.
Better Call Saul is executive produced by co-creator and showrunner Peter Gould, co-creator Vince Gilligan, Mark Johnson, Melissa Bernstein, and Thomas Schnauz.
Yes! Let the catch-up binge begin
AMC knows exactly what we’re looking for as we lead into S5 of Better Call Saul. They’ll be featuring a marathon of the Emmy Award-winning OG drama Breaking Bad in January and February, leading into the world television premiere of El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie on Sunday, February 16th at 8:00 p.m. ET/7c.
The Breaking Bad marathon, will feature every episode from all five critically acclaimed seasons of the series and begins Sunday, January 19th at 4:00 p.m. ET/3c, airing over five consecutive Sundays.
Better Call Saul S5 premieres Sunday, February 23rd, so put it on your calendars now!