Everything We Know About Better Call Saul Season 6 So Far

It might be ending, but "it's all good, man!"

Showrunners Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould's methodical and quiet storytelling in "Better Call Saul" had made it one of the best television shows of all time. Some argue that the "Breaking Bad" spin-off has even managed to outsmart its predecessor.

Here's a quick recap: "Better Call Saul" takes place six years before the events of "Breaking Bad," following Bob Odenkirk as James "Jimmy" McGill on his journey to becoming a respectable lawyer. Across the five seasons, we see Jimmy further descend into corruption and make his way through the criminal underworld, ultimately leading to his transformation as the criminal lawyer Saul Goodman.

We see him grow from an ex-conman to an earnest lawyer and then do a 180 as he becomes a greedy attorney and experiences some seriously unpleasant circumstances. It's a riveting legal drama that is connected to "Breaking Bad" protagonist Walter White (Bryan Cranston), but "Better Call Saul" defies all expectations and creates a thrilling viewing experience. With five seasons out in the world and a sixth on the way, there's no doubt Gilligan and Gould are leaving the best for last and will tie up all loose ends while (maybe?) surprising "Breaking Bad" enthusiasts with a bit of a crossover?

Here's everything we know about "Better Call Saul" season 6 so far!

What We Know About the Plot of Call Saul Season 6

"Better Call Saul" is a prequel narrating events that occurred before "Breaking Bad." It was always going to focus on Jimmy's character and experiences that would lead to him transforming into Saul Goodman. The AMC series has, however, often indicated that it wouldn't be impossible for them to extend beyond the "Breaking Bad" timeline, with the black-and-white mini flash-forward scenes displaying the future of Goodman, even if it's a mere glimpse.

Judging from the "Better Call Saul" fifth season finale, the final 13 episodes are expected to resolve the cliffhanger involving the dangerous Lalo Salamanca, who will indeed be seeking retribution for the assassination attempt on him. But who will bear the price — Gus or Nacho? It'll be fascinating to see how the characters get through the chaos about to unfold!

The fate of many other characters, such as Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn), who never appears in "Breaking Bad," is yet to be known. Will she get involved with Jimmy's nefarious activities or make a run for it? Or worse, die?

When Will Better Call Saul Season 6 Premiere?

Like "Breaking Bad" before it, the final season of "Better Call Saul" will be split into two parts. Variety first reported that the 13-part season 6 "will air over two halves," meaning we'll likely get a six or seven-episode first half and second half.

The final season of "Better Call Saul" was expected to begin filming in September 2020, but production was delayed due to pandemic-imposed restrictions. Season 6 finally began filming in March 2021 in New Mexico. But in July, the "Better Call Saul" team faced a significant drawback when leading star Bob Odenkirk suffered from a heart attack on set. Production has since been "moving forward, steady but slow," with the crew filming scenes that don't include the actor.

Odenkirk returned to set at the beginning of September, but it is unlikely for the series to return before mid-2022.

Unfortunately, AMC hasn't released a teaser trailer yet for "Better Call Saul" season 6 yet. The show is filming at present, so it is likely that we might get to see exclusive behind the scenes content soon!

Who Is The Cast Of Better Call Saul Season 6?

"Better Call Saul" season 6 will mark the return of series regulars, headlined by Odenkirk. We're expecting to see Rhea Seehorn as Kim Wexler, Giancarlo Esposito as Gus/Gustavo Fring, Michael Mando as Nacho Varga, and Tony Dalton as Lalo Salamanca. Also returning are Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut and Patrick Fabian as Howard Hamlin.

"Better Call Saul" fans (including myself) are also clamoring for a cameo appearance from Walter White himself, ever since Cranston expressed his wishes to reprise his role in the spin-off. Whether Gould and Gilligan endeavor to take that route remains to be seen.

In 2020, co-creator Peter Gould teased the sixth season in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. "I think by the time you finish watching Better Call Saul, you're going to see Breaking Bad in a very different light," he said, adding that viewers were about to "learn things about the characters in Breaking Bad that we didn't know."

Gould hopes the work he and Gilligan have put in through the past 13 years will fit together "like a perfect jigsaw puzzle." We hope so too.