As if there was ever any doubt, AMC and Sony Pictures Television made it official by announncing Better Call Saul starring Bob Odenkirk and Jonathan Banks will return for a third season. Season one earned seven Emmy nominations and season two continues to earn rave reviews as well as big ratings for AMC, averaging 4.4 million viewers per episode. The network also confirmed Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould will remain on board as showrunners. Gould, Gilligan, Mark Johnson, Melissa Bernstein, and Thomas Schnauz executive produce the critically acclaimed prequel to Breaking Bad.
Season three will consist of 10 one-hour episodes.
“What Vince, Peter, Bob and the entire team have accomplished with Better Call Saul is truly rare and remarkable. They have taken one of the most iconic, immersive and fan-obsessive (in the best possible way) shows in television history and created a prequel that stands on its own,” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. “Watching Jimmy McGill’s thoughtful, melodic and morally flexible transformation into Saul Goodman is entertaining and delighting millions of fans, whether their starting point was Breaking Bad or not. This series has its own feel, pace and sensibility and we can’t wait to see what this incredibly talented group comes up with next in season three.”
“It’s been an extraordinary show that lives up to its predecessor,” stated Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, presidents of programming and production for Sony Pictures Television. “Vince, Peter, Bob and the team are delivering brilliant storytelling and we’re proud to have AMC as our partner for another well-earned season.”
The Better Call Saul Plot: Better Call Saul is set six years before Saul Goodman meets Walter White. When we meet him, the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny and hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside and often against Jimmy is “fixer” Mike Erhmantraut, a beloved character first introduced in Breaking Bad. The series will track Jimmy’s transformation into a man who puts the criminal in “criminal lawyer.”