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‘Better Call Saul’ season 5 delayed premiere details; Finale on the horizon for ‘Breaking Bad’ prequel?

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Fans want “Better Call Saul” season 5 now, but unfortunately, it was confirmed that the series is not coming back until next year. The cast and crew are currently still filming in Albuquerque, New Mexico and it is expected to wrap up in August.

Reason for the delay

AMC explained that “Better Call Saul” season 5 had to be put on hold for a while because it's executive producer, Vince Gilligan, is still working on the “Breaking Bad” film sequel. The movie is also expected to arrive in 2020 and will star Aaron Paul return as Jesse Pinkman.

The studio’s president, Sarah Barnett, made the announcement about the delay in April. “It’s driven by talent needs, which we would not override if it would result in a worse show," she told Vulture.

Is the series finale already here?

“Better Call Saul” season 5 could be the penultimate installment which means the sixth season could be the last. As per The Hollywood Reporter, Giancarlo Esposito (Gus Fring) mentioned that the show might conclude in the sixth or seventh.

"It's tricky with Vince Gilligan," the actor said in an interview. "If you look at the Breaking Bad model, he said five years, five seasons, but it was really five and six, with the split final season. There will be six seasons, and it seems like that's the way, the comfortable way, to end this show.”

But while Esposito explained it this way, AMC or Gilligan has yet to confirm if the end of “Better Call Saul” is near. They have not commented on this matter so far thus it is still too early to assume that the series is wrapping up after two more seasons.

Meanwhile, Bob Odenkirk (Saul Goodman) will break out from his character in “Better Call Saul” season 5 for a while. It was reported that he would try animation by appearing on “The Simpsons” as a guest. His role will still be a lawyer, but this is funnier than his Saul Goodman characters and perhaps, kinder.

“Better Call Saul” season 5 is airing in 2020 with no specific date yet.

By Louis Bonquin
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