Better Call Saul sets premiere date for final season

Bob Odenkirk in Better Call Saul
(Image credit: AMC)

Much like its predecessor Breaking Bad, the sixth and final season of Better Call Saul will premiere in two parts.

Just days after a new teaser trailer was released, AMC announced that the first seven episodes of season 6 will air back-to-back starting April 18 at 9 p.m. ET. The remaining six episodes will premiere July 11. 

The final season was initially set to air in 2021, but production was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The series was paused yet again after Bob Odenkirk suffered an on-set heart attack over the summer, but the beloved star made a speedy recovery and remains in good health.

Season 5 ended on a cliffhanger with audiences unsure what was next for Saul, Kim (Rhea Seehorn), and Nacho (Ignacio Vargo), and the final episode showed each character in their own life-threatening situations. Season 6 will wrap up Saul’s New Mexico origin story and potentially show audiences what happens after his new life as an outlaw working at Cinnabon.

The two-part final season strategy has been used by other popular shows like Mad Men, Sex and the City, The Sopranos – and Breaking Bad.

Despite the ending of Better Call Saul, AMC isn't done with Jimmy McGill just yet. The network has greenlighted a six-part animated series about Jimmy's days of being a young con man in Chicago titled Slippin' Jimmy. The Los Pollos Hermanos Employee Training Series will also return to Youtube over the summer.

For more Better Call Saul, read our recap and review of Better Call Saul season 5.

Lauren Milici
Senior Writer, Tv & Film

Lauren Milici is a Senior Entertainment Writer for GamesRadar+ currently based in the Midwest. She previously reported on breaking news for The Independent's Indy100 and created TV and film listicles for Ranker. Her work has been published in Fandom, Nerdist, Paste Magazine, Vulture, PopSugar, Fangoria, and more.