After earning his fourth Golden Globe nomination for Better Call Saul, series star Bob Odenkirk has provided an update on the show's upcoming sixth and final season. Expertly played by Odenkirk, Saul Goodman is a smarmy lawyer who first appeared on the hit AMC drama Breaking Bad. Since 2013, Odenkirk has been reprising the role for the prequel series Better Call Saul, showing just how an aspiring attorney named Jimmy McGill comes to be Saul Goodman.
This week, the full list of Golden Globe nominations was released, and Bob Odenkirk is up for Best Actor in a TV Drama. Although the series is very deserving, it was not nominated for any other Golden Globes this year, making the nod for Odenkirk all the more special. Speaking with Deadline after the news was announced, Odenkirk described how the honor helps him to appreciate everyone he's been missing since the pandemic shut down productions and awards shows.
"The nomination is a reminder that there's other people out there in the world, that we're part of a community," Bob Odenkirk said. "We haven't seen each other because there's no get-togethers, there's no awards and the benefit shows that you're a part of, that are big part of ... this very social business. But even just getting the nomination ... it reminds me that I'm in this community of people I like very much."
Before the pandemic changed things, AMC was planning to shoot the final season of Better Call Saul last year, perhaps for a release around this time. It's now unclear when the final episodes will arrive on AMC, though Odenkirk says the plan now is for the cast and crew to start filming in March. While the wait for new episodes has been painful, Odenkirk also promises that the sixth season will pay off an entire series worth of buildup in a beautiful, satisfying way.
"I can't wait for the fireworks, really," he explained. "Our show is a bit of a slow burn over the past few years, and [Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould] build up. There's certainly exciting moments throughout, but towards the end, it gets super supremely intense."
In another interview with The Wrap, Odenkirk also teased that we'll be seeing a lot more of "Gene" in season 6. In previous seasons, Saul's future has only been told in brief segments at the start of each season's premiere. For some fans, these parts are the most interesting scenes of the series, and it sounds like it's going to be nuts when we finally find out what's next for the man formerly known as Saul Goodman.
"You're going to see a lot of insanity, as the wheels come off the cart," Odenkirk adds. "We'll see what Gene, how he behaves as a more experienced person having lost everything - at least one time. I wonder what Gene will do to protect himself, or to strike back at the world."
As for the Golden Globes, Odenkirk will be facing some stiff competition. Other nominees for his category include Jason Bateman (Ozark), Josh O'Connor (The Crown), Al Pacino (Hunters), and Matthew Rhys (Perry Mason). This news comes to us from Deadline with some additional details from TheWrap.