Better Call Saul renewal a fitting reward for one of the best TV shows out there right now
If you’re not watching it, you really should give it a try.
Fans of Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul will be delighted to learn that it has been renewed for a fourth season by AMC.
The news comes shortly after those up to date with the series will have witnessed a gripping finale to the show’s third season.
Titled ‘Lantern’, the tenth and final episode of Season Three was typically compelling and often dark and somewhat disturbing; it also left the fate of a number of the central characters up in the air, with plenty of possibilities for what might lie ahead when the show eventually returns.
Commenting on the renewal of the show for a fourth season, as reported in Variety, Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios, said: “Supporting artists we respect and admire; delivering truly outstanding character development and nuanced dramatic twists and turns; continuing a legacy of bold creative choices; loving writing that is the best in the business: Truly, ‘S’all good, man’.”
“Congratulations to Vince, Peter, Bob and everyone involved with Better Call Saul. Bring on season four!”
Like Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul is a bit of a slow-burner at first and requires patience from viewers as they get to grips with the various characters, some of whom will be familiar to them (albeit in a different light) from Vince Gilligan’s most famous creation.
Fans of both shows will spot plenty of similarities from a stylistic perspective, particularly in the way scenes are presented and in the minute attention to detail in almost every shot, but Better Call Saul is a completely different show and all the better for it.
The character of Saul Goodman in Breaking Bad stood out as one that would be worthy of a spin-off, but he’s arguably not even the most compelling character in the series; three series’ in, in fact, and he’s barely even using that moniker yet, relying on plain old Jimmy McGill instead.
The story arcs of Mike Ehrmantraut, Gus Fring, Kimberley Wexler and Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Varga are all fascinating in their own right, as is the relationship between Jimmy and his older brother Chuck, who plays a central role in the most recent series finale.
A long wait until season four beckons, but if you haven’t yet given it a try, there’s plenty of time to catch up on the first three seasons.
We highly recommend it.