Better Call Saul renewed for fifth season

Ahead of the series returning next month, Better Call Saul has been renewed for a fifth season.

The cult show, which is a prequel to Breaking Bad, premiered in February 2015 and saw Bob Odenkirk reprise his role of lawyer Jimmy McGill (aka Saul Goodman).

Its fourth season was announced back in June last year, with the new 10-episode instalment set to become available on August 6 on Netflix.

Now, it’s been confirmed at the 2018 TCA tour that season five has been given the green light.

Odenkirk revealed recently that he initially thought that the Breaking Bad spin-off “was a huge risk”.

“I always thought it was a huge risk, and all I wanted was [creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould] to do it for their own reasons, and not because I asked them to do it or pressured them to do it,” Odenkirk said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.

“So I basically backed off every single time it was suggested to me. I think Vince might have thought it was kind of weird to suggest to an actor, ‘What if I create a show for you?,’ and have that actor look at him and go, ‘I dunno. It’s your free time. Do what you want with your time.’

“I didn’t want to be hoping, counting on it, and I didn’t know what it was. We didn’t really know who the character was when we left Breaking Bad.

“My first question when we talked was, ‘How do you make him likable?’ Because I didn’t like that guy. I mean, I like watching him – like a car wreck when you’re not in it. It’s intriguing. It pulls you in. But he’s a bad guy.”

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