Ahead of next month's premiere on AMC, a new teaser has been released for the upcoming fifth season of Better Call Saul. Though brief, the video gives us a peek at several returning fan favorite characters, including Saul/Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk), Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn), Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks), Nacho Varga (Michael Mando), and Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito). You can check out the teaser in the tweet below.
As Jimmy McGill is now practicing law under his Saul Goodman pseudonym, Better Call Saul continues to move closer to the start of the Breaking Bad timeline. Of course, we know that many of the fan favorite characters from the prequel series will go on to have their lives totally destroyed by Walter White (Bryan Cranston). This includes Saul himself, whose complicity in Walter's crimes have led to him living a new life on the run as a Cinnabon manager in Omaha named Gene. Of course, other classic characters like Gus and Mike will wind up meeting much worse fates by the hand of the great Heisenberg.
For some viewers, the most interesting characters on Better Call Saul are those entirely new to the franchise, as Breaking Bad doesn't dictate what will ultimately become of them. This includes Kim Wexler, Saul's love interest and fellow lawyer. Given her lack of a presence in Breaking Bad, it seems likely the two will have a falling out in the upcoming episodes to send them on separate paths. Perhaps this will be something we'll see addressed in the show's fifth season.
Previous episodes of Better Call Saul have also brought back a handful of other Breaking Bad characters. This includes Lydia Rodarte-Quayle (Laura Fraser), Krazy-8 (Max Arciniega), Huell Babineaux (Lavell Crawford), Gale Boetticher (David Costabile), Hector Salamanca (Mark Margolis), and more. At this time, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul have yet to appear on Better Call Saul as Walter White and Jesse Pinkman, and there's been no indication either actor will ever appear on the series. Given how many connections between both shows already exist, it seems likely one or the other will eventually show up for a surprise cameo.
Launching in 2015, Better Call Saul serves primarily as a prequel series to the hit AMC show Breaking Bad. The show details exactly how aspiring lawyer Jimmy McGill goes on to become the notorious criminal lawyer Saul Goodman with many other familiar faces showing up along the way. Flash forward scenes also give viewers a peek at what Saul/Jimmy has since been up to since assuming a new identity following the events of Breaking Bad. Throughout all four seasons, the show has garnered universal critical claim and certainly does the original series justice.
Better Call Saul Season 5 debuts on AMC on Feb. 23. Described by star Bob Odenkirk as the "most explosive" season yet, there's no telling what Vince Gilligan and company are going to have in store for viewers when our favorite fictional lawyer returns to television. The new teaser shown above comes to us from the official Twitter account for Better Call Saul.