As of now, the sixth and final season of Better Call Saul is still scheduled to shoot in September, but time will tell if production is ultimately delayed. This week, the Breaking Bad spin-off ended its fifth season on AMC with a harrowing cliffhanger, leaving fans to await the final season next year with bated breath. It remains unclear when exactly we'll see the show's conclusion make it to air, but fans are likely hoping it will come earlier in the year as opposed to late 2021. If all goes well, that just might be the case, as filming for the final season is tentatively set to begin in September 2020.
Speaking about Better Call Saul in a recent interview, star Michael Mando shed some light on the crew's plans for the final season. "I know they're writing right now, as we speak," Mando says, noting the show's writers are continuing to work on the series virtually by way of conference calls. Mando also adds: "But I don't know if the schedule is affected. I know we were supposed to start in September; I just don't know if that's pushed or not. You'd have to ask Peter [Gould] and Vince [Gilligan]."
Since the start of the series, Mando has been playing fan favorite character Nacho Varga, a gangster looking for a way out of his profession after his innocent father is threatened by enemies. This season has been particularly intriguing for Nacho, as the character was involved in some of the season's most tense moments. Other key members of the show's incredible ensemble cast include Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill, Rhea Seehorn as Kim Wexler, Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut, Giancarlo Esposito as Gustavo Fring, and Tony Dalton as Lalo Salamanca.
A spin-off of Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul largely serves as a prequel series, taking place in the years leading up to Walter White getting his cancer diagnosis; flash-forward scenes also reveal what's happened with Saul in the time after. The series focuses on the transformation of aspiring lawyer Jimmy McGill into Saul Goodman, the smarmy criminal lawyer we see dealing with Walt and Jesse on Breaking Bad. Many other characters were able to return as well to have their backstories expanded upon, with lots of notable cameos and Easter eggs across the series. As of now, neither Walt nor Jesse have appeared on the spin-off, but that could be a surprise the series has been saving for the final season.
It remains possible the sixth and final season of Better Call Saul will suffer a production delay, following many other movie and television productions to do the same in recent weeks. Likely, this will be dependent on how these next couple of months play out. In any case, let's just hope we can still see season 6 of Better Call Saul sometime next year, as the waits between seasons have certainly been long enough. Of course, the cliffhanger ending of season 5 is only going to make that wait feel that much more painful. This news comes to us from Screen Rant.