AMC has set the premiere date for the sixth and final season of Emmy-nominated drama series Better Call Saul. The final chapter, from Sony Pictures Television, will premiere with two back-to-back-episodes starting at 9 p.m. Monday, April 18, on AMC and AMC+.
The 13-episode final season will roll out in two parts, with the first seven episodes launching April 18 and culminating with the series’ final six episodes starting July 11.
Three new original shortform series connected to the world of Better Call Saul also will debut this spring: the animated Slippin’ Jimmy; Cooper’s Bar, starring Saul’s Rhea Seehorn; and new episodes of the Emmy-winning Better Call Saul Employee Training Video series.
Better Call Saul’s final season concludes the complicated journey and transformation of its compromised hero, Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk), into criminal lawyer Saul Goodman. From the cartel to the courthouse, from Albuquerque to Omaha, Season 6 tracks Jimmy and Saul as well as Jimmy’s complex relationship with Kim (Rhea Seehorn), who is in the midst of her own existential crisis. Meanwhile, Mike (Jonathan Banks), Gus (Giancarlo Esposito), Nacho (Michael Mando) and Lalo (Tony Dalton) are locked into a game of cat-and-mouse with mortal stakes.
“In my eyes, this is our most ambitious, surprising and, yes, heartbreaking season” said showrunner and executive producer Peter Gould. “Even under incredibly challenging circumstances, the whole Saul team — writers, cast, producers, directors and crew — have outdone themselves. I couldn’t be more excited to share what we’ve accomplished together.”
Said Dan McDermott, president of entertainment and AMC Studios for AMC Networks: “Vince, Peter and Bob took the question, ‘Why would you ever try to follow one of the most celebrated and beloved shows in television history with a sequel?’ and they answered it on every possible level, with truly extraordinary results. Saul Goodman has been a central character on AMC for more than a decade, and he really livens up the place. Profound appreciation and respect for Vince, Peter, Bob, Rhea, Jonathan, Giancarlo, Patrick, Michael and everyone else responsible for this remarkable series, which has earned its place alongside Breaking Bad in the hearts and minds of millions of fans and in the pantheon of great television. As we approach these final episodes, it truly is S’all good, man.”
Jeff Frost, President of Sony Pictures Television Studios, added: “While we are very sad to say goodbye to this complicated and fascinating character, we can’t wait for Saul’s full story to be revealed to audiences. Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad are woven into the DNA of Sony Pictures Television and we are in complete awe of what Peter and Vince have created. They have truly transformed television. And this season of Saul, bolstered by the incomparable performances of Bob, Rhea, Jonathan, Giancarlo and the rest of this brilliant cast, takes that legacy to even loftier heights. We are so honored and grateful to have been on this journey with the entire Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul teams, as well as our partners at AMC in bringing this captivating world to life.”
Slippin’ Jimmy, a six-part animated series from the world of Better Call Saul, follows the misadventures of a young Jimmy McGill and his childhood friends in Chicago. Told in the style of classic ’70s-era cartoons, each episode is an ode to a specific movie genre — from spaghetti westerns and Buster Keaton to The Exorcist. Premiering on AMC’s digital platforms this spring, the series is produced by Rick and Morty animators Starburns and written by Better Call Saul writers Ariel Levine and Kathleen Williams-Foshee. Voice talent includes Chi McBride, Laraine Newman and Sean Giambrone, among others. Here is the first trailer:
Cooper’s Bar, led by Saul’s Seehorn, is a six-episode digital series that follows the antics of character actor Cooper (Lou Mustillo, Mike & Molly) and the unique group of L.A. natives who frequent his neighborhood bar. Seehorn also serves as an executive producer and directs on the series. Casey Washington, David Conolly and Kila Kitu also star in the series, which was created by Conolly, Hannah Davis-Law, Nick Morton, Mustillo and Seehorn.
Better Call Saul’s Emmy-winning “Employee Training Video” series also will return this summer, featuring Saul Goodman’s trusty University of New Mexico film crew teaching viewers how to make commercials the Better Call Saul way. The videos will feature cameos from Saul characters and be penned by Saul writer Ariel Levine.
Better Call Saul garnered a 2018 Peabody Award and, over five seasons, has earned 40 Emmy nominations, four Golden GlobeAward nominations, six Writers Guild Awards, nine Critics’ Choice Awards, five Television Critics Association Awards and four AFI Awards for TV Programs of the Year, among many other guild nominations. The series stars is executive produced by Gould, Vince Gilligan, Mark Johnson, Melissa Bernstein, Thomas Schnauz, Gordon Smith, Alison Tatlock, Diane Mercer and Michael Morris.