Since the very first episode of You better call Saulthe Breaking Bad prequel series teases the dimly lit future of its title character. In the wake of the flagship series, viewers were treated to the future of Saul Goodman, a future where the color is out of the world and instead of working as a lawyer in Albuquerque, he’s the manager of a Cinnabon in Omaha. Periodic visits to this part of Goodman’s laugh have cropped up throughout the series, but the show’s sixth and final season has yet to return to the era, until now.
Two new promos for the series’ final six episodes have appeared online, teasing a return to the black-and-white world of Gene Takavic, Goodman’s newest alter ego. The first consists primarily of previously seen footage of Goodman as Gene teasing his Cinnabon-themed life and how he’s stuck; but the second teases the character fans have seen before, Jeff the cab driver, whom Gene recognizes as none other than Saul Goodman. Jeff was played by Don Harvey earlier in the series, but appears to have been replaced by the show for its sixth and final season.
Since the beginning of Better Call Saul, fans have been curious about how the Omaha-set Gene Takavic storyline would play out, especially since it seems to be settling nicely after the events of Breaking Bad. However, in a recent interview, series co-creator Peter Goul confirmed that they were considering canceling the show’s sixth season entirely after star Bob Odenkirk suffered a heart attack on set.
“There is no backup plan for your lead [having] a heart attack. That’s impossible,” Gould said during a roundtable with The Hollywood Reporter. “It reminds you that entertainment is so preoccupied and so important as entertainment — and we all feel like it’s life and death while we’re working on these shows; I always feel like I’m about to get crushed by a boulder – I’m not. It’s a bit of entertainment. When someone you care about goes down like this in front of everyone else, everything changes. The miracle was that Bob returned after five weeks. And he was the exact same man – maybe even a hair more generous… But there could be (no backup plan). We wouldn’t have had a show. We would have demolished the whole thing.”
You better call Saul returns for the final six episodes beginning Monday, July 11 at 9:00 PM ET/PT on AMC and AMC+, with the series finale airing August 15.