Many fans were skeptical when it was stated that Breaking Bad’s unscrupulous lawyer, Saul Goodman, would be receiving his own Netflix show.
Four seasons and a legion of gleaming reviews later, and each new installment of Better Call Saul is now keenly awaited.
The hit Netflix spin-off will quickly return for another episode in the story of the lawyer previously known as Jimmy McGill.
When is the new season out?
It’s been more than one year after season four landed, so fans are keenly awaiting the next season of Better Call Saul.
The great news is that the wait is nearly over, with the announcement that season five will be released on 23 February in the US.
Although Netflix has not yet declared the official UK release date, it’s assumed that as before, each chapter will be aired the day after its US release date.
So we can assume to see the first episode of series five on 24 February in the United Kingdom.
Cast Of Season 5
All of the central character from past seasons have been confirmed to return, including the central man Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk), Salamanca enforcer/mole Nacho (Michael Mando), case law ninja Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn), Mike (Jonathan Banks) and his boss, Gus Frings (Giancarlo Esposito).
Cartel boss Lalo Salamanca, performed by Tony Dalton, has also been validated not only to return but to display a series regular in season five as the main villain.
The masterminds behind both Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, Vince Gilligan, has indicated on several events that the original series central pair Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jessie Pinkman (Aaron Paul) will make an appearance before Saul’s spin-off is completed.
The trailer of Season 5
While no full trailer has been released as of season 5, but two brief teasers have gone online.
The first is called “Joyride” and reveals Jimmy sitting in the back of a car, looking reasonably shocked.
He looks at the gun stashed between the front seats, and at the holes where the holders to unlock the doors should be.
The song in the teaser played keeps repeating the same line saying, ‘I got murder on my mind.’
The second teaser, “Speedy Justice,” starts with a close up of a Saul Goodman business card, then draws back to show that it is in the hand-cuffed grasp of a tattooed convict.
The card reveals Saul as Breaking Bad fans knew him – kitted out in a full suit and a catchy tagline, obviously not too picky about his clients.
Between that and the hot mess “Joyride” hints he has got himself in to, it seems Jimmy’s transformation will be just around complete come season five.