Bob Odenkirk is looking a lot more like the Saul Goodman we know from Breaking Bad in the newest teaser for season 5 of Better Call Saul. Set to premiere on AMC in February, the fifth season of the Breaking Bad prequel series picks up after Jimmy McGill officially begins practicing law using the Saul Goodman name. As the storyline of Better Call Saul approaches the start of the timeline of its parent series, the show has gotten increasingly intense over the past four seasons, and Odenkirk has teased season 5 will be the "most explosive" one yet.
In the new Better Call Saul season 5 teaser, we get a good look at the type of clientele Jimmy is attracting now that he's gone full Saul Goodman. They're all waiting in a line outdoors for a chance to talk to Saul, who has apparently set up a new office in what appears to be a large tent. Saul is also shown wearing a flashy suit with obnoxious colors, much like the ones he becomes known for wearing by the time he meets Walter White and Jesse Pinkman in Breaking Bad. You can see it for yourself by watching the teaser below.
While primarily an origin story showing how Jimmy McGill becomes Saul Goodman, Better Call Saul also serves as a sequel series to Breaking Bad in a way. There are often scenes depicted of Jimmy/Saul now living his new life as Gene, a Cinnabon manager working at a mall in Nebraska. It's through these scenes where we can see how Saul is now living in fear of his past one day catching up with him, whether it's the DEA looking to arrest him or someone more sinister looking to silence him. These moments are perhaps the most interesting segments of the show, and it's nice as a viewer to see what's happening with Saul in the "present" while simultaneously revisiting his past.
In addition to Bob Odenkirk in the lead role, Better Call Saul also stars Rhea Seehorn, Michael Mando, and Patrick Fabian. Former Breaking Bad stars also appear in the series to reprise their recognizable roles, including Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut, Laura Fraser as Lydia Rodarte-Quayle, Mark Margolis as Hector Salamanca, and Giancarlo Esposito as Gus Fring. Several other characters from the original series are also likely to appear, and although cameos from Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul seem inevitable, there's been no word yet on the two actually appearing on the show.
Season 5 of Better Call Saul will premiere on AMC on Feb. 23. Leading up to the season premiere, AMC will be running a marathon of the entire Breaking Bad series as well, starting from the pilot going through all five seasons. At the conclusion of the reruns, AMC will also be hosting the television debut of El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, which has been streaming on Netflix since October. The teaser video shown above comes to us from AMC on YouTube.