The show in fact, is so popular that it was renewed for a fifth season even before season 4 premiered on the TV.
The spin-off of the highly critically acclaimed 'Breaking Bad' series got so much of popularity that it was renewed for a fifth season, even before season 4 was released. The spin-off tells the story of Jimmy McGill and follows how he transformed into Saul Goodman. But, according to Odenkirk, the portrayal of his character in season 4 is the closest he has gone to his 'Breaking Bad' persona. In an interview with DigitalSpy, he said, "I think he's there. I'm not sure that Peter Gould and Vince Gilligan feel this way, but I do. I feel that in his heart and in his mind he's there. He's Saul. He just needs to get the office and come up with the idea that, 'Who will be beneficiary of these particular skills? Who would value them the most?'"
He continued, saying, "I don't think it's a long journey to drug dealers and scumbags are gonna appreciate how fast and loose I play with the truth. They're gonna marvel at it and appreciate it and not in any way have any issue with being a con job lawyer. Whereas, a law firm or, let's say a banker, a banking firm, or some respectable member of society, they would be less apt to want that kind of lawyer representing them 'cause they have a certain status in the social scene that they wanna maintain." So, what can happen in the fifth season of this gripping show? Read on below to find out what we know about the fifth season till now.
Going by the fact that the first two seasons started in February, season three premiered on April 2017 and season four landed on August 6, 2018, on AMC in the US. But, if you are expecting to see the show this year itself, you might be mistaken as season 5 has been postponed till 2020. AMC's President of Entertainment Networks Sarah Barnett said, "We said on our most recent earnings call that the series would come back for season five next year. It's driven by talent needs, which we would not override if it would result in a worse show."
Given the crossover event of the two shows, it is safe to say that Jimmy, Mike Ehrmantraut, and Gus Fring will be coming back. Other possibilities for season five include fellow Breaking Bad characters Lydia Rodarte-Quayle, Huell Babineaux, Hector Salamanca, and the terrifying cousins Leonel and Marco Salamanca might also be featured. Apart from that, creator Vince Gilligan has hinted that we'll see Walter White and Jesse Pinkman on the show before it ends. He said, "We would be sorely remiss if these characters didn't appear on the show before it ended." We can also expect one surprising cameo. Gilligan added, "These guys seem to have a healthy dislike for each other the first time they're on camera together, yeah." Odenkirk added, "Something bad happened. Maybe we'll find out what it is!"
Before this series ends, the audience will get to see the final transformation of Jimmy into the Saul we know and love in Breaking Bad. While talking to DigitalSpy, he said, "We have a subplot that very squarely gets into Breaking Bad territory and brings us into the world – or at least points us on a path toward the world of Walter White and the territory of Walter White. I can't wait for folks to see that." But he has also revealed that there is no set timeline in order to catch up with that of Breaking Bad's, he added saying, "[We take things] very much season by season. And I'm less involved than I used to be. We really don't know where it's all going." But since then, he has also revealed that there is a chance we could be getting a crossover during season 5. He said, "It's coming around and it's so close that it's the next thing to happen. It's so close that you can see it's right there at the end of the season essentially, but it takes up more time. The Breaking Bad world is assembled very closely, almost at the end of season four. There's a little bit of time there to go."
Bob Odenkirk had a chat with Goldy Berg, and he shared a lot of tidbits about the season 5. He said, "I think he’s there. I’m not sure that Peter Gould and Vince Gilligan feel this way, but I do. I feel that in his heart and in his mind he’s there. He’s Saul. He just needs to get the office and come up with the idea that, 'Who will be beneficiary of these particular skills? Who would value them the most?' I don’t think it’s a long journey to drug dealers and scumbags are gonna appreciate how fast and loose I play with the truth. They’re gonna marvel at it and appreciate it and not in any way have any issue with being a con job lawyer. Whereas, a law firm or, let’s say a banker, a banking firm, or some respectable member of society, they would be less apt to want that kind of lawyer representing them ‘cause they have a certain status in the social scene that they wanna maintain." When asked about the future of the series, he said, "I’d like to find out what happens to Gene, the character he is after Better Call Saul, after Breaking Bad, but I feel like the way these guys tell a story, I feel like [there are] maybe two seasons [more to come]. Maybe. I also like when the story speeds up. I respect how good they are at picking things apart and slowing them down but I like when things go a little faster, so for me, I feel like two seasons would be the outside of it."
No trailer has been released as of now, but keep an eye out for this space as we will update it as soon as any new piece of information comes our way.