For those who have held off on watching Better Call Saul after drawing the conclusion that it can only be derivative of something too sacred to duplicate, please reconsider. I was one of these people and after binging all 30 episodes across the three seasons to date, I am foaming at the mouth for season four to premier on AMC this summer.
AMC renewed the series for a 10-episode fourth season after the season three finale aired in June 2017, and is scheduled to premiere on August 6, 2018.
The first teaser trailer for Season 4 has been released and it’s Blue Balls City. At only 15 seconds long, if you’re looking for answers in this trailer, you won’t get them. What we can deduce is that thing safe going to take a violent turn, which I’m here for.
Show creator Vince Gilligan recently told THR that the new season of Better Call Saul will merge more strongly with story lines we’re familiar with from Breaking Bad.
“It gets darker, it gets richer. It’s still got funny in it, but on the Venn diagram of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, the overlap in the center is getting bigger and bigger … There is a very important character — I’m not promising you ever saw this character, but there was a very important character nonetheless from the Breaking Bad era who we’re going to meet this year.”
Jesse Pinkman? Hank Schrader? According to executive producer Melissa Bernstein, the character is Lalo – whose name was mentioned in Breaking Bad but never actually made an appearance onscreen.
Rhea Seehorn, who plays Kim Wexler in the series, delved into what Season 4 will explore:
“[Season 4 will explore] her character’s relationship with Jimmy McGill, aka Saul Goodman, and how it has been affected by Chuck McGill’s (Michael McKean) suicide from season three. “What they did to Chuck, what Chuck did to himself, Chuck’s death, Jimmy’s reaction to it, what grief does to all of us…they have a huge impact. If you’ve ever been the person that’s supporting someone who is grieving, that has an impact on a relationship,” Seehorn said, adding that Chuck “really still looms large, particularly over this season.”
I need more Jimmy McGill like I need air to breathe.