In case you missed it (like I did) it’s bad news for Better Call Saul fans with the show not due back until next year.
Apparently that was revealed in financial earnings by AMC Networks.
Here are excerpts from an interview Vulture conducted with president of the entertainment networks group at AMC Networks, Sarah Barnett.
Do you have a status update on season five of Better Call Saul? When is it coming back?
We said on our most recent earnings call that the series would come back for season five next year.
Oh, I missed that. So Better Call Saul, not until 2020. That’s something else which has become increasingly common these days — big shows taking longer breaks between seasons. But if it’s what the creator needs and wants …
Yes. It’s driven by talent needs, which we would not override if it would result in a worse show.
Do you think that Better Call Saul, unlike Walking Dead, has a more limited shelf life? Are we getting close to the endgame for that series?
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.
In terms of how much longer that has to play out, do you know?
We’re certainly getting closer to it.
You’re not going to give me anything, are you?
No, I’m really not. [Laughs.]