You know what’s so in right now? You know, other than “okay boomer”, Disney+, and telling people that Jeffrey Epstein didn’t kill himself? The Breaking Bad universe, that’s what’s in right now.
Following the massive success of El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, the Vince Gilligan-created New Mexican TV universe now finds itself squarely back in the forefront of the public’s attention, as there are likely tens of thousands of people who decided to catch up on Better Call Saul after soaking in El Camino.
Better Call Saul, which is entering its fifth season (which is the same number of seasons Breaking Bad ran, by the way), has never quite had the same massive viewership as its predecessor. Nevertheless, it’s every bit as enjoyable, as it’s an expertly crafted look at the moral decay of a wildly interesting character in Jimmy McGill that has racked up award nominators for the entirety of its run.
Now, after being off the air for all of 2019, Better Call Saul is set to make its return in the new year, as AMC just announced that the season five premiere will air on Sunday, February 23 at 10 p.m. Additionally, not only will the season premiere be airing on the 23rd, but the second episode of the season will air the following night on Monday, February 24 at 9 p.m. EST. Following the first two episodes, the series will air on Mondays at 9.
The teaser, which shows a jailed potential client of the titular lawyer holding a brand new Saul Goodman business card, is captioned “LWYRUP”, which — as Breaking Bad fans will know — is the text on the license plate of Saul Goodman’s 1997 Cadillac DeVille. In addition to the teaser trailer, AMC also released a bunch of first-look photos, which you can check out here.
After four seasons of development, Saul Goodman is closer than ever to being fully realized, as Jimmy McGill — who was reinstated by the bar in the season four finale — is now fully ready to embrace being a criminal lawyer rather than a criminal lawyer.
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