Better Call Saul Season 6: Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul return as guest stars in the final season

Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul return as guest stars in Better Call Saul Season 6
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Attention! Breaking Bad fans, It’s finally time for more Jesse Pinkman and Walter White in Better Call Saul Season 6.

It’s been 9 years since the final episode of Breaking Bad aired worldwide, and it may have seemed impossible for the cast to return to the small screen as these iconic characters. Still, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul are among the lucky actors who have gotten the chance to reprise these characters again after the series’ initial end. 

They were last seen together in El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, which was released in 2019 and served as an epilogue episode following the events of the Breaking Bad finale episode.

It continues the story of Jesse Pinkman, who worked with former teacher Walter White to build an Albuquerque crystal meth empire throughout the series.

Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul return as guest stars in the final season of 'Better Call Saul.'
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El Camino was written, directed, and produced by series creator Vince Gilligan, and Aaron Paul reprised his role as Jesse Pinkman.

Jesse Plemons, Krysten Ritter, Charles Baker, Matt Jones, Robert Forster, Jonathan Banks, and Bryan Cranston all reprised their roles from Breaking Bad. El Camino was released on the same day that Forster died, making it one of his final on-screen appearances.

Since it has been confirmed that they will reprise their roles for the final episode of the Breaking Bad spinoff series Better Call Saul 6, the final season of the series. 

Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul return as guest stars in the final season of 'Better Call Saul.'
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Peter Gould recently revealed in an interview with Variety that Walter White and Jesse Pinkman will appear in Better Call Saul Season 6. But he remained tight-lipped about when and how they’ll appear.

“I don’t want to spoil things for the audience, but I will say the first question we had when we started the show was, ‘Are we gonna see Walt and Jesse on the show?’ Instead of evading, I’ll just say yeah,” Gould said. “How or the circumstances or anything, you’ll just have to discover that for yourself, but I have to say that’s one of many things that I think you’ll discover this season.”

Take a look at the official AMC announcement here: 

Fans are eager to see the final episode and witness the on-screen magical portrayal of these iconic television characters.

Check out some of the fan’s reactions: 

What to expect from Better Call Saul Season 6? 

According to AMC, the final season will wrap up “the complicated journey and transformation of its compromised hero, Jimmy McGill, into criminal lawyer Saul Goodman.” 

Better Call Saul Season 6 follows Jimmy, Saul, and Gene from the cartel to the courthouse and Jimmy’s complicated relationship with Kim (Rhea Seehorn), who is dealing with her own existential crisis. 

Meanwhile, Mike (Jonathan Banks), Gus (Giancarlo Esposito), Nacho (Michael Mando), and Lalo (Tony Dalton) are caught up in a deadly game of cat and mouse.”

Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul return as guest stars in the final season of 'Better Call Saul.'
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Better Call Saul 6

The prominent cast members who are returning this upcoming season are as follows: 

  • Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill / Saul Goodman / Gene Takavic
  • Rhea Seehorn as Kim Wexler
  • Patrick Fabian as Howard Hamlin
  • Michael Mando as Nacho Varga
  • Michael McKean as Chuck McGill
  • Giancarlo Esposito as Gus Fring
  • Tony Dalton as Lalo Salamanca 
Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul return as guest stars in the final season of 'Better Call Saul.'
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Better Call Saul Season 6 Release Date

Better Call Saul’s final season will premiere on AMC on Monday, April 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Later, as the series comes to an end, it is confirmed that it will eventually premiere Part 1 on Netflix in the United Kingdom on April 19, with new episodes following on Tuesdays, and Part 2 will kick start on July 11, 2022. 

Eventually, details about the final season, which will be available on various streaming services and regions, will be revealed.

Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul return as guest stars in the final season of 'Better Call Saul.'
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This entire time, the series has been building up to the start of Breaking Bad, documenting Odenkirk’s transition from Jimmy McGill to the criminal defense lawyer audiences met in Breaking Bad. Odenkirk, Gould, and co-creator Vince Gilligan discussed the prequel series’ connection to the original show stating, 

“I personally feel that the two shows — Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul — are entwined even more than ever in the final season,” Odenkirk told Variety. “And I think that’s surprising and cool, and it’s gonna make you want to watch Breaking Bad again.” Gould teased about the final season.

“These two worlds cross over in a way that you haven’t seen before, that’s for sure,” Gould teased of the final season.

“It would be a damn shame if the show ended without [Cranston and Paul] appearing, would it not?” Gilligan added.

Better Call Saul Season 6
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How many episodes will be there in Better Call Saul Season 6? 

The finale consists of 13 episodes divided into two parts that are expected to have a duration of 45 to 60 minutes. The first two episode titles are revealed as Wine and Roses and Carrot and Stick. The other titles will be released eventually as the episodes progress. 

Better Call Saul Season 6
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The official premise of Better Call Saul: 

The trials and tribulations of criminal lawyer Jimmy McGill before establishing his strip-mall law office as Saul Goodman in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

Better Call Saul takes place six years before the events of Breaking Bad. Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) attempts to establish himself as a respectable lawyer. He adopts the persona of the flamboyant criminal lawyer Saul Goodman. His life and career are intertwined with the illegal drug trade.

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The overall reception of the series so far: 

According to Wikipedia, Better Call Saul has received critical acclaim and is regarded as a shining example of how to create a prequel and spinoff work that defies expectations. Many critics have praised Better Call Saul as a worthy successor to Breaking Bad, with some even claiming that it is superior to its predecessor. 

The Guardian ranked the show No. 48 on its list of the 100 best TV shows of the twenty-first century in September 2019, describing it as “a supremely measured character piece that has steadily improved as its central tragedy has materialised.”

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Better Call Saul was ranked No. 27 on Empire’s list of The 100 Greatest TV Shows of All Time in 2021. Also, in 2021, it was named the BBC’s 23rd best TV series of the twenty-first century, as chosen by 206 TV professionals from around the world.

The fans have widely acclaimed the series and have always received good ratings with each season. The overall score is 8.8 out of 10 on IMDb with 389k votes. 

Take a look at Better Call Saul Season 6 trailer below: 

While you wait for Better Call Saul Season 6 to premiere, you can watch all Better Call Saul’s previous seasons on Netflix.

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