Better Call Saul showrunner offers hint as to how and when the show will end 3 years ago

Better Call Saul showrunner offers hint as to how and when the show will end

What a show.

When Breaking Bad fans heard that a spin-off was being made of the classic TV show, they were understandably both very excited and a little bit concerned.


Sure, they were happy to see more of some incredible characters, but there's always the risk that they milk it too much, and you end up tarnishing the legacy of the universe.

But after the success of the first few seasons of the show, we quickly realised that there was nothing to fear, we had ourselves another classic TV series from showrunners Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould.

And in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Gould gave fans of the show a better idea of when and how the series is going to end.

Speaking of the upcoming season, he said: "Our show is about change. It's about how people change and whether, when they change, they're truly changing or whether the different parts of themselves are manifesting.


"It's very specifically about Jimmy McGill. When we started the show, the question Vince and I asked was, 'What problem does becoming Saul Goodman solve for Jimmy McGill?' Season four was really the moment when we understood that. We understood that the problem that he's solving is he doesn't want to be Jimmy McGill anymore because of everything that happened with Chuck and everything else in his life."

He also said that the series is now closer to the end than it is the beginning, saying: "I don't know about the exact length of the journey, but I will say that for the first time, working on season five, we started to get a feeling for how we were going to end all this and what the end might be.

"I will say that we frequently have ideas in advance and they don't end up happening, but I have a feeling in my gut that we have a much better idea of how this all ends, and it's not incredibly far away."

Season 5 of Better Call Saul is due on Netflix in 2020.