Better Call Saul returns to AMC with new episodes next month, and a new trailer for season 5 has been made available online. Giving us a peek at many returning fan favorites and some of the storylines the new season will have in store, the trailer also gives us our first look at Dean Norris reprising his Breaking Bad role of Hank Schrader. It's impossible not to get excited when you see the new footage, which you can take a look at for yourself in the YouTube video below.
In the trailer, we can see Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) now fully embracing his Saul Goodman persona. Using a circus tent as a de facto office, Jimmy can be seen wearing the colorful suits Saul would always be dressed in on Breaking Bad. We can also see more footage of some other Better Call Saul favorites coming back to pick up where season 4 left off, which includes Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks), Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn), Gustavo Fring (Giancarlo Esposito), Hector Salamanca (Mark Margolis), Nacho Varga (Michael Mando), Howard Hamlin (Patrick Fabian), and Lalo Salamanca (Tony Dalton).
What's most interesting about the Better Call Saul season 5 trailer is that it reveals Dean Norris returning as Hank Schrader on the show. As he hasn't appeared on the prequel series in the past, this will mark the first time Norris has played Hank since Breaking Bad ended in 2013. In the footage, Hank can be seen placing his DEA identification card against a window, and although the clip is very brief, it's undoubtedly awesome to see the character again. If you look closely, you can see Hank's partner, Steven Gomez, also stands behind him, with actor Steven Michael Quezada reprising that role as well.
Ahead of the season 5 premiere, AMC has already ordered a sixth and final season of Better Call Saul. It's bittersweet to know that the end is in sight for the series, as the Breaking Bad spin-off has proven to be an incredible show in its own right. Still, as a prequel series, there was only so far the show could go before reaching the Breaking Bad series timeline, and fans had been speculating the fifth season would wind up being the last for the show. It will be sad when all is said and done, but it's nice to know we'll be getting two more seasons instead of just one. This will also give the writers and producers plenty of time to map out a satisfying ending which will hopefully do the franchise, and the Saul Goodman character, justice.
Better Call Saul will premiere its penultimate fifth season on Feb. 23. If you need to catch up or want a refresher, the fourth season will be available to stream on Netflix starting on Feb. 9, joining the previous three seasons which are currently available. With four stellar seasons already behind us, the final two should be nothing short of incredible. The Better Call Saul season 5 trailer shown above comes to us from AMC on YouTube.