The Breaking Bad prequel series Better Call Saul has been renewed for a sixth and final season.
News that AMC has renewed the series for a sixth and final season was announced Thursday by showrunner Peter Gould and co-creator Vince Gilligan during the show’s Television Critics’ Association winter press tour panel. News of the final renewal comes a month before season 5 is set to premiere 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.”