Following the events that transpired during season 4's finale of Better Call Saul, how close are we to seeing Jimmy McGill transition into criminal lawyer Saul Goodman?
According to exec producer Peter Gould, "there's more story to tell" when it comes to breaking down the timeline leading up to the events on Breaking Bad.
However, Gould admits that some of it is a "business question" over at AMC and Sony.
"I think we have a bit more story. It’s something we talk about a lot. I think there’s more story to tell," Gould told Variety.
"One of the things that we haven’t explored as much is the fact that we have a show that is not just a prequel to “Breaking Bad,” but in some ways a sequel. We have the scenes that all take place before Walter White gets his diagnosis, but then we have this world of Omaha which all takes place after the events of “Breaking Bad,” or could very well take place after the events of “Breaking Bad.” And I think there’s more to say about it. I think Jimmy’s story is a very different one from Walt’s because Walt was marked for death the first time we met him and as I said before where there’s life, there’s hope. Maybe the man who started off as Slippin’ Jimmy and James McGill and Saul Goodman and Gene, maybe he still has a shot at redemption. If we can find a way to tell that story, I think it’s a worthwhile story to tell."
Last season also introduced the villainous character of Lalo Salamanca. When asked whether we can expect to see him as a major antagonist in season 5, co-showrunner Thomas Schnauz confirmed to TV Line that fans will "definitely" see more of him.
"He is a thorn in Gus Fring’s side, and there are a lot of secrets rolling around with Gus and Nacho and Mike," Schanuz teased.
"He’s very smart, and he’s ruthless, and I think it’s a good person for us the writers to have around, to make things interested. I think we want to see more of Lalo."
BONUS SPOILER BIT:
- Gould's one-sentence tease for season 5:
"We know who Saul Goodman is, but who is Saul Goodman to Kim Wexler?"
Better Call season 5 premieres sometime in 2019 on AMC.
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