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For TV fans, Better Call Saul was the gift that kept on giving. As the prequel to the outstanding Breaking Bad, it had huge shoes to fill. Yet thanks to clever writing and Emmy-worthy performances, Better Call Saul more than delivered during its six-season run.
Focused on small-time lawyer Jimmy McGill’s transformation into the shady Saul Goodman, the show was a fascinating character study. For a prequel, it was downright perfect. Fans got to see their favorite characters before they became “completely” corrupted by the Albuquerque underground.
If there’s one thing to learn from Better Call Saul‘s success is that fans can’t get enough of the Breaking Bad universe.
Perhaps that’s why demand for Better Call Saul Season 7 remains sky-high. Even after witnessing Jimmy’s complete transformation, fans aren’t ready to leave ABQ behind. But how likely is a new season of Better Call Saul?
Saul Goodman’s Story is Over – For Now
By the end of Better Call Saul Season 6, every loose end in the series had been tied up nicely. From a narrative standpoint, there’s nothing left to go for Saul Goodman. The show, which began as a character study, had fulfilled its mission.
Not content with just showing us how Saul Goodman was born, the show also concluded Jimmy McGill’s story post-Breaking Bad. Unlike the original show, which needed El Camino to tie some loose ends, Better Call Saul went the extra mile to show us the fate of its central characters.
With Jimmy now behind bars, Saul Goodman will be out of commission for a while. Even Bob Odenkirk, who plays Saul/Jimmy in both shows, has moved on from the character – with some resistance.
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Odenkirk confessed he feels “shattered” about the show ending. In the same interview, however, he voiced his satisfaction with the show’s finale.
“I love the finale and where it goes,” Odenkirk mentioned, while he also highlighted Jimmy’s solid character arc.
Vince Gilligan Could Return for More Saul Goodman
Series creator Vince Gilligan has mentioned he would consider coming back to the world of Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad. However, we shouldn’t expect that return to happen anytime soon.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Gilligan spoke about the Better Call Saul series finale. He also mentions why he thinks showrunners have to know when enough is enough.
“You’ve got to know when to leave the party,” Gilligan said. The filmmaker then acknowledged he said the same when Breaking Bad ended. However, now that he’s made two shows and a movie in the same universe, Gilligan mentions he wants to prove he is not “a one-trick pony.“
In the same interview, Bob Odenkirk and Rhea Seehorn (who plays Kim Wexler in the show), also commented on the show’s finale. With Better Call Saul over, the duo will likely diversify their roles.
Knowing this, the possibilities of a Season 7 of Better Call Saul seem nearly non-existent. Still, as we saw with Breaking Bad, there’s some chance we might see more of Saul and the rest of the crooks of Albuquerque in the future.