Better Call Saul, the slow-burning Breaking Bad spin-off, is consistently among the best shows on television. The show serves as a prequel to the critically acclaimed Breaking Bad that brought us iconic characters like Bryan Cranston’s Walter White and Aaron Paul’s Jesse Pinkman, but some of its main characters overlap with Breaking Bad. Of course, the show centers on Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman, played by Bob Odenkirk, a major Breaking Bad character, and also features Mike Ehrmantraut, played by Jonathan Banks.
However, according to creator Vince Gilligan, another “very important character from the Breaking Bad era” will cross over into the Better Call Saul world in the upcoming fourth season of the spin-off. Gilligan teased the news at the AMC Summit on Wednesday in New York City, adding that the show’s upcoming season will be particularly good.
Gilligan did not specify which character we’ll be revisiting, but The Wrap notes that he assured fans “will be pretty pleased overall” once the show returns to AMC in early August. Keen fans with a good memory will remember that Cranston himself said back in 2016 that he would be down to appear on Better Call Saul if the creators asked him to. Plus, Giancarlo Esposito reprised his role as Gus Fring in Season 3.
“Season 4 is so good,” he said. “It gets darker, it gets richer. It’s still got funny in it, but on the Venn diagram of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, the overlap in the center is getting bigger and bigger.”
Also, Jimmy’s brother Chuck, played by Michael McKean, will have a major influence on the season, even though he died in Season 3.
“We’re going to see Chuck and we’re going to feel him even when we’re not seeing him,” executive producer Melissa Bernstein said. “He has such a profound effect on Jimmy and thus, Saul.”
Better Call Saul Season 4 will premiere on AMC on August 6.