‘Better Call Saul’ Actors Disagree That Season 6 Will Be The Last

“Better Call Saul” Season 5 is yet to arrive, but fans are already worried about the show’s future. The latest talk is that the series’ sixth season might also be its last.

The hint that the show might be ready to wrap up by Season 6 came from actor-director Giancarlo Esposito. He plays as meth distributor/fast food chain owner Gustavo “Gu” Fring in the original “Breaking Bad” series, as well as in its spin-off “Better Call Saul.”

“There will be six seasons,” Esposito revealed in an interview. “It seems like that’s the way — the comfortable way to end this show.”

But he warns that things can’t be too certain with executive producer Vince Gilligan around. For instance, Gilligan said that “Breaking Bad” will have five seasons, but it actually felt like six seasons because the fifth one was broken into two parts, which were released more than a year apart.

 

“It’s tricky with [co-creator Vince Gilligan],” Esposito explained. “If you look at the Breaking Bad model, you know, he said five years, five seasons, and we shot that fifth season, but it was really five and six, and then he broke it into a sixth.”

However, Esposito’s claim of a six-season “Better Call Saul” is not shared by fellow cast member Rhea Seehorn. The actress, who plays Jimmy’s love interest, Kimberly “Kim” Wexler, on the series, says that co-creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould made “no concrete decisions” regarding the show’s length.

Seehorn offered a possible explanation on why co-actor Esposito might have thought that the show’s sixth season will be the last. “Peter and Vince have said things like, ‘Wouldn't it be fun if this had the same number of episodes as Breaking Bad?’ But they said that with a grin, because I think sentimentally it's sweet to them to bookend [the shows] that way,” Seehorn explained.

It is likely that Esposito got wind of the conversation between co-creators and believed it at face value. Indeed, the math adds up as “Breaking Bad” having a total of 62 episodes. Considering that “Better Call Saul” always had 10 episodes in the past four seasons, it will reach a total of 60 episodes by Season 6 as well.

“They know, generally, the story,” Seehorn explained why the show may not exactly end by the 62nd episode. “They obviously know the ending because it's Breaking Bad. I don't think they're set on: How many episodes does it take to tell that story? I don't think it's set in stone. I think they like the idea of, 'What if it was the same amount?' but they'll do whatever they have to do for the story. I know that to be true.”

However, when Hollywood Reporter tried to confirm with the network, AMC did not confirm that “Better Call Saul” will end with Season 6. That means that there is still a possibility that the show might go beyond the sixth season. Be sure to stay tuned for updates.

Better Call Saul cast Patrick Fabian, Betsy Brandt, Dean Norris, Bryan Cranston, RJ Mitte and Bob Odenkirk attend AMC's 'Better Call Saul' Season 4 Premiere. Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images

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