Season Four Of 'Better Call Saul' Set To Cross Over With 'Breaking Bad'

It was a sad day indeed when Breaking Bad finally finished in 2013 after five incredible, mind-blowing seasons.

Thankfully, Breaking Bad junkies - and yes, that pun was very much intended - have been able to get their fix since that terrible day thanks to Better Call Saul.

If you don't know - and you really should - it's the prequel to Breaking Bad. Set in the early 2000s. Created by Vince Gilligan, who was also behind Breaking Bad, the series charts the six years before that show began and tells the story of James Morgan 'Jimmy' McGill, the con-man turned small-time lawyer who eventually transforms into the persona of Saul Goodman.

If that sounds confusing, you should probably just stop whatever you're doing and binge watch both Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul back to back, because things are about to be ramped up a notch.

Credit: AMC
Credit: AMC

Yes, AMC have renewed Better Call Saul for a fourth season, and actor Gilligan has hinted that the series could well start exploring the Breaking Bad years.

Which is about as exciting as finding a bag of Blue Sky lying on the street. That's the meth-like drug which Breaking Bad is centred around. But we're joking. Don't do meth, kids.

Anyway, talking to The Hollywood Reporter, Gilligan explained what viewers could expect from the new season of Better Call Saul.

"It gets darker, it gets richer," he said. "It's still got funny in it, but on the Venn diagram of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, the overlap in the center is getting bigger and bigger.

"There is a very important character - I'm not promising you ever saw this character, but there was a very important character nonetheless from the Breaking Bad era who we're going to meet this year."

Credit: AMC
Credit: AMC

According to executive producer Melissa Bernstein, that character is Lalo - whose name was mentioned in Breaking Bad but - just like Niles' wife Maris in hilarious '90s sitcom Frasier ­- never actually appears onscreen.

Consider us very excited about this. We're going to go back and watch every episode again this weekend without a break. So long as we can work out a way of staying up that whole time and not falling asleep...

Featured Image Credit: Netflix/AMC

Mischa Pearlman

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