“Better Call Saul” Renewed for 6th Final Season

Phyllis Applegate and Bob Odenkirk in "Better Call Saul"

It looks like it’s the end of the Breaking Bad universe. 

Better Call Saul showrunner Peter Gould and co-creator Vince Gilligan confirmed during the show’s Television Critics’ Association winter press tour panel that the Breaking Bad prequel has been renewed for a sixth but final season on the cabler.

“From day one of Better Call Saul, my dream was to tell the complete story of our complicated and compromised hero, Jimmy McGill – now AMC and Sony are making that dream come true,” said Gould. “We couldn’t be more grateful to the fans and critics who are making this journey possible.  Next month we start work on the sixth and final season — we’re going to do our damnedest to stick the landing.”

“Greenlighting a prequel to one of the most iconic series in television history is one of the boldest swings that AMC has ever taken. But, thanks to the creative genius of [co-creators] Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, it has also been one of the most rewarding,” said Sarah Barnett, president of AMC Networks Entertainment Group and AMC Studios. “It has been an absolute joy to collaborate with the extraordinarily talented team on Better Call Saul, which — five seasons in — continues to deliver some of the best storytelling and most beautifully nuanced performances on television today. We congratulate Vince, Peter, our producers, writers and cast on a remarkable run and look forward to sharing this final chapter with fans.”

Season 6 will consist of 13 episodes. 

Season 5 of Better Call Saul premieres on February 23.