According to lead actor Bob Odenkirk, the upcoming fifth season of Better Call Saul is going to be the most explosive yet. Talking about the hit AMC series in a recent interview, Odenkirk spoke about the slow build with the story the show has been taking throughout its previous seasons, culminating in what's best described as the thrilling trajectory of a roller coaster ride for the fans in season 5.

"Season five is just everything's on fire, and it's just burning down around us," Odenkirk says of the season the cast and crew is currently shooting. Praising the fans, Bob Odenkirk goes on to add, "I was worried about the audiences staying with us. We asked people to watch closely and to understand on a deeper level the characters and the plot, and you know what? They did."

Odenkirk's portrayal of crooked attorney Saul Goodman (also known as Jimmy McGill) first began on Vince Gilligan's AMC series Breaking Bad. That series famously starred Bryan Cranston as a high school teacher Walter White, who turns to cooking meth to pay for his chemotherapy. Aaron Paul co-starred on the series as Jesse Pinkman, Walter's drug addicted protege who helps with the production and sales of the illegal drugs. When the two run into some legal trouble, it's Saul who they call, beginning a relationship which would last throughout the course of the series.

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Following the conclusion of Breaking Bad, the decision was made at AMC to continue Saul's story in his own spin-off series. It serves primarily as a prequel series, showing exactly how rookie attorney Jimmy McGill ends up becoming Saul Goodman. The show also brings back many Breaking Bad actors to reprise their roles, such as the amazing Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut. Several original characters are also in the mix, including Rhea Seehorn as Saul's business partner Kim Wexler and Michael McKean as his eccentric older brother Chuck. Altogether, everyone does such a good job that the acting in the series is among the best you'll ever see, just like its predecessor Breaking Bad.

Odenkirk also shed some light on the upcoming {Breaking Bad movie, which is set to release on AMC and Netflix in 2020. While details on the project are mostly scarce, Odenkirk did confirm the movie has completed filming. "I don't know what people know and don't know. I find it hard to believe you don't know it was shot. They did it. You know what I mean? How is that a secret? But it is. They've done an amazing job of keeping it a secret," Odenkirk explains. Of course, the actor stops short of revealing whether he'll be in the movie himself, only noting he's excited to see it when it premieres.

It's not a bad time to be a fan of Breaking Bad. Things certainly looked bleak when the show came to an end after five seasons in 2013, but as we've seen in the years since, the series continues to live on. As of now, there are no official release dates attached to either Better Call Saul or the Breaking Bad movie, but be on the lookout for both of them to air on AMC sometime in 2020. This news comes to us from The Hollywood Reporter.

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