AMC has announced that the highly acclaimed Breaking Bad prequel, Better Call Saul, will return for a fourth season on Monday, August 6th at 9 PM Pacific Time. While this is great news, the announcement also confirms that Jimmy McGill's brother Chuck, who was played by Michael McKean, is officially dead, following the tragic house fire that ended Season 3 of Better Call Saul. The announcement also reveals that Bob Odenkirk's Jimmy McGill will start his transformation into the character that was first introduced on Breaking Bad. We also have a first look at these upcoming new episodes with two new images.

After the death of Chuck in Season 3, Jimmy McGill slowly starts to turn into Saul Goodman. As it turns out, Chuck's death has long reaching effects, and not just on Jimmy. Chuck's death also profoundly affects former colleagues Howard and Kim, which will put the two of them up against each other again in battle that was originally spawned by Jimmy and Chuck. Season 4 of Better Call Saul sees Jimmy start to take the baby steps into the criminal underworld that he mastered in Breaking Bad.

Jonathan Banks' Mike Ehrmantraut character "takes a more active role as Madrigal Electromotive's newest (and most thorough) security consultant." Season 4 of Better Call Saul will also show just how dangerous it is to be under the employment of Gus Fring as Hector's "collapse sends shock waves throughout the Albuquerque underworld and throws the cartel into chaos." Hector's collapse leads to Nacho and Gus having to change their well-laid plans. Season 4 will see Gus change his plan of attack while Nacho won't be so lucky as he finds himself in some pretty hot water.

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All in all, Season 4 is shaping up to be a very interesting story arc for all involved. Fans have been waiting to see Jimmy McGill get closer to the Saul Goodman character from Breaking Bad that everybody knows and loves for 3 seasons now. In addition to the release date and synopsis, AMC has also revealed that Season 4 will contain 10 episodes like the previous seasons. When AMC first announced the Better Call Saul series, it was going to be a half hour long and consist of 10 episodes. However, plans changed and the format was changed to an hour-long show.

Better Call Saul Season 4 will premiere on August 6th on AMC, which is a little more than a year after Season 3 came to a close. Michael McKean's Chuck character was a fan-favorite and it's going to be tough for many fans to accept that he won't be back. McKean took to Twitter after the final episode of Better Call Saul Season 3 to confirm the news and grieve with fans on social media. While Chuck is dead, it doesn't mean that the character can't show up in flashbacks. That has not been confirmed, but it is possible for those of us who will miss Chuck. You can read more about the premiere of Season 4 of Better Call Saul at TVLine.

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