Better Call Saul Renewed for a Third Season
The chronicle of Jimmy McGill's transformation into Saul Goodman has been a critical darling for AMC, a spin-off that had no reason to be as good as it is, thanks mostly to its efforts to be just as different as it is similar to Breaking Bad.
At the midway point of season 2, AMC and Sony Pictures Television have announced that Better Call Saul will return for a ten-episode third season next year. Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould are staying on as showrunners (thank god), and will also remain as executive producers alongside Mark Johnson, Melissa Bernstein, and Thomas Schanuz.
AMC's Charles Collier said in a statement: 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. 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.
Bob Odenkirk gets to continue establishing himself as a worthy leading man, and hopefully the show has a solid lifespan. Though, don't expect it to run into the ground. Gilligan ended Breaking Bad after just 5 seasons, and there's no chance they'll let this project overstay its welcome.