Was there ever any doubt this was going to happen?
Let’s face facts, Better Call Saul and Preacher are the two best series currently on TV and they’re both curtesy of AMC, the channel that also gave us Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead, if you’re into that.
During an AMC panel during the TCA (TV Critics Association) press tour, Bob Odenkirk came on stage, unbuckled his pants, and then dropped trousers to show us a (temporary) tattoo on his bum of the Better Call Saul logo with a heart and the Season 4 premiere date.
It was also announced that AMC has renewed the series for Season 5, which isn’t surprising but it’s great news. During the show’s Hall H panel at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould — along with stars Odenkirk, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian, Michael Mando, and Giancarlo Esposito — spoke a little bit about those transitions:
“If you love Breaking Bad, you’re going to get to see that world expand a bit,” Gilligan expanded. “And in addition to seeing things from that world that you’ve seen, you’re going to meet people who were referenced in Breaking Bad but you never met.”
Who exactly? Well, look back to Saul’s very first introduction in season 2,episode 8, when Jesse and Walt have Saul at gunpoint, he asks if “Lalo” sent them? We know he didn’t, but until know, we haven’t known anything about Lalo.
The series recruited Tony Dalton (Sense8) to take on the role, and while they didn’t reveal the details of his character, they did show an image of him interacting with another familiar face….Hector Salamanca.
The season 4 premiere is only a week away…so refresh your appetite by watching the two full trailers once more…
It’s been a long wait for this new season, but it looks as though it’ll have been well worth it. The last incredible, epic, amazing, thrilling final episode of season three aired over a year ago.
Better Call Saul returns to AMC August 6th at 9pm Eastern Time.
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