The first trailer for Better Call Saul season 4 is here. AMC has released our first look at the upcoming season that will see Bob Odenkirk's transition from the lawyer Jimmy McGill into the scumbag attorney-for-hire known as Saul Goodman. The Breaking Bad spin-off has done a great job so far of carving out its own path but it's also managed to live up to the beloved show that preceded it. Now, we have an idea of what to expect in the show's upcoming fourth season thanks to this brief teaser.

"Do you know why God made snakes before lawyers? He needed the practice," posits Jimmy McGill at the beginning of this intriguing season 4 trailer. It's a mere 30-second spot, but in it we see McGill doing his best to find employment during the year that he's not allowed to practice law. There are a host of familiar faces from Breaking Bad featured in the teaser and, as we've come to expect, a decent amount of violence, intimidation and blood.

In Better Call Saul season 4, Chuck's death catalyzes Jimmy McGill's transformation into Saul Goodman. In the wake of his loss, Jimmy takes steps into the criminal world that will put his future as a lawyer, and his relationship with Kim, in jeopardy. Chuck's death deeply affects former colleagues Howard (Patrick Fabian) and Kim as well, putting the two of them once again on opposite sides of a battle sparked by the Brothers McGill. Meanwhile, Mike takes a more active role as Madrigal Electromotive's newest (and most thorough) security consultant. It's a volatile time to be in Gus Fring's employ, as Hector's collapse sends shock waves throughout the Albuquerque underworld and throws the cartel into chaos, tearing apart both Gus and Nacho's well-laid plans. While Gus changes course, Nacho finds himself in the crosshairs of deadly forces.

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AMC was desperate to keep a good thing going when Breaking Bad went off the air. Luckily, creator Vince Gilligan managed to find a way to bring back Bob Odenkirk as the shady lawyer Saul Goodman for the spin-off series. For the most part, the show takes place before the events of Walter White's blue meth craze, but we've been offered glimpses at Goodman's life after those events as well. We're set to learn a lot more about the upcoming season at San Diego Comic-Con later this month where a panel for Better Call Saul is being held.

While Better Call Saul largely stands on its own, Vince Gilligan, as well as Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, have expressed interest in having Walt and Jesse appear on the series in some capacity. While that wouldn't happen until season 5, it does give fans something to possibly look forward to in the more distant future. For now, be sure to check out the first trailer for Better Call Saul season 4, courtesy of the AMC YouTube channel, for yourself below. Better Call Saul returns Monday, August 6 on AMC.

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