AMC has released a new teaser for season 5 of Better Call Saul, revealing the show's anticipated return date. For fans of the show, it's been a bit of a painful wait for new episodes, as season 4 concluded back in October 2018. The new teaser video doesn't show any actual footage from the upcoming season, but it does unveil Feb. 23 as the premiere date for season 5. By revealing the new business card of Saul Goodman officially using his new name as an attorney at law, there's just enough here for fans to get excited about. You can check out the video for yourself below.
Bob Odenkirk leads the popular series as Jimmy McGill, a rookie attorney who would go on to adopt the alias of Saul Goodman. The character was first introduced on the Vince Gilligan-created series Breaking Bad where he assisted Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) with their many legal issues. Serving as a prequel series to Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul details the complete origin story of the Saul Goodman character and exactly how he came to be. Additionally, the series includes some scenes set after the events of Breaking Bad, exploring Saul's life on the lam as a Cinnabon manager in Omaha.
As a prequel series, Better Call Saul has also been able to include many fan favorites from Breaking Bad. This includes Giancarlo Esposito as Gus Fring, the franchise's most memorable villain, with Jonathan Banks as his right hand man Michael Ehrmantraut. Cranston and Paul have yet to appear on the series, but surprise cameos are always possible. Meanwhile, the show's original characters have done their part to make Better Call Saul a worthy successor to Breaking Bad. The performances by Rhea Seehorn and Patrick Fabian as fellow attorneys Kim Wexler and Patrick Fabian have made for some must-see television, and the same can be said for Michael McKean's fantastic performance as Jimmy's older brother Chuck.
In the wait between seasons, the Breaking Bad team delivered the first movie of the series to hold the fans over. Released directly to Netflix in October, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie served as a direct sequel to the AMC series. It featured Paul reprising the role of Jesse Pinkman, giving the character a much-needed epilogue following his escape from the compound where he'd been held captive and forced to cook crystal meth. Odenkirk did not appear as Saul Goodman in the movie, but some other major players from the franchise had surprise cameos. This includes Robert Forster in his final performance reprising the role of the "disappearer."
Better Call Saul Season 5 will premiere on Feb. 23, 2020 on AMC. With the timeline of the show fast-approaching the events of Breaking Bad, the series has gotten to be more exciting than ever by the end of season 4, so February can't get here soon enough. The season 5 teaser shown above comes to us from AMC on YouTube.