The Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul will at least match its predecessor in season numbers, but will need a couple more seasons to make up the difference in number of total episodes.
AMC officially renewed Better Call Saul for Season 5 at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour earlier today.
The renewal comes a week and a day before Better Call Saul Season 4 premieres on Monday, August 6th at 9/8c. More importantly, it comes sooner than the Season 4 renewal came in conjunction with Season 3 so the wait for another batch of new episodes might be a few months shorter.
When we last saw Slippin’ Jimmy McGill, he has been banned from practicing law for a year while his brother Chuck had just committed suicide in a house fire. Season 4 will pick up on these threads as Jimmy tries to reinvent himself without Chuck or the law in his corner, and will inch even closer to fully becoming Saul Goodman.
Better Call Saul Season 4 will total 10 episodes with AMC’s Season 5 order expected to be the same. For comparison’s sake, Breaking Bad ran between 13 and 16 episodes per season.