‘Better Call Saul’ Earns a Fourth Season Order

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Rhea Seehorn as Kim Wexler and Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill in ‘Better Call Saul’ Season 3, Episode 10 (Photo Credit: Michele K. Short/AMC/Sony Pictures Television)

Of course Better Call Saul is returning for a fourth season. Season three of the award-winning, critically acclaimed dramatic series snagged the #3 spot on the list of the highest-rated cable dramas among adults 24-54, behind only AMC’s The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead. According to the network, Better Call Saul season three averaged 3.6 million viewers and the finale brought in 3.7 million viewers.

The Breaking Bad prequel was created by Peter Gould and Vince Gilligan, with Gould, Gilligan, Mark Johnson, Melissa Bernstein, Thomas Schnauz, and Gennifer Hutchison executive producing. The season three cast included Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill, Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut, Michael McKean as Chuck McGill, Rhea Seehorn as Kim Wexler, Patrick Fabian as Howard Hamlin, Michael Mando as Nacho Varga, and Giancarlo Esposito as Gus Fring.

Season four will consist of 10 hour-long episodes and will air in 2018.

“Supporting artists we respect and admire; delivering truly outstanding character development and nuanced dramatic twists and turns; continuing a legacy of bold creative choices; loving writing that is the best in the business: Truly, ‘S’all good, man’” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. “Congratulations to Vince, Peter, Bob and everyone involved with Better Call Saul. Bring on season four!”

A Look Back at Season 3: Season 3 follows the twists and turns of Jimmy McGill’s devolution toward Breaking Bad’s Saul Goodman — Albuquerque’s most notorious criminal lawyer. Six years before he meets Walter White, Jimmy is a more-or-less law-abiding, small-time attorney hustling to champion his underdog clients, build his practice, and somehow make a name for himself.

The acclaimed second season ended with a pair of cliffhangers. Determined to prevent his brother from practicing law, Chuck staged an elaborate con, secretly recording Jimmy’s confession to a felony. When Mike set his sights on sociopathic cartel boss Hector Salamanca, an ominous intervention stopped him from pulling the trigger, raising questions as to what other dangerous players may be in the game.

As the new season begins, the repercussions of Chuck’s scheme test Jimmy and Kim’s fledgling law practices — and their romance — as never before. This imminent existential threat presses Jimmy’s faltering moral compass to the limit. Meanwhile, Mike searches for a mysterious adversary who seems to know almost everything about his business.

As the season progresses, new characters are introduced and backstories are further illuminated with meaningful nods to the Breaking Bad universe.