“Better Call Saul” remains one of the best series currently airing on TV. A spin-off of what many consider one of the best series of all time, “Breaking Bad,” ‘Saul’ has carved out its own path and become something similar, but also very different than its predecessor. And after the most recent fourth season of the series continued to wow audiences last fall, fans have been desperately seeking out news on what lies ahead. And according to one AMC executive, those fans are going to be in for a longer wait than usual to find out what happens next.
Speaking in a new interview with Vulture, Sarah Barnett, president of the entertainment networks group at AMC Networks, said that Season 5 of “Better Call Saul” is happening, obviously. But unfortunately, the series won’t have any new episodes until 2020.
She addressed the cause of the delay, saying, “Yes. It’s driven by talent needs, which we would not override if it would result in a worse show.”
As for the end of the series, AMC remains mum on the details. However, Barnett joked that we all know the ending anyway, “Well, we know clearly the end was already written before the beginning began. [Laughs.] The writers, they have a very particular, very clear sense of the arc of their show.”
Now, we still don’t know when the end of “Better Call Saul” will be coming, but the exec said, “We’re certainly getting closer to it.”
For now, fans of the “Breaking Bad” spin-off will have to wait until 2020 to see what lies ahead for the characters, and just when we’ll begin to see even more of that crossover between “Better Call Saul” and the story of Walter White.