'Better Call Saul' Is Coming Back – And Sooner Than We All Thought
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There's good news for fans of Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul, as we've finally got a release date for season four to look forward to. Oh, and it's way sooner than we'd worried it might be (looking at you, Game of Thrones).
It's been well over a year since series three ended, but Digital Spy reports that Bob Odenkirk will be return as morally ambiguous criminal lawyer Jimmy McGill on 6 August, meaning we've only got just over two months to wait.
And not only have the show's bosses given us the scoop on the release date, there's also now a synopsis telling us what we can expect from the forthcoming plot.
"In Better Call Saul's fourth season, Chuck's death catalyses Jimmy McGill's (Odenkirk) transformation into Saul Goodman. In the wake of his loss, Jimmy takes steps into the criminal world that will put his future as a lawyer - and his relationship with Kim (Rhea Seehorn) - in jeopardy," the series synopsis explains.
"Chuck's (Michael McKean) death deeply affects former colleagues Howard (Patrick Fabian) and Kim as well, putting the two of them once again on opposite sides of a battle sparked by the Brothers McGill.
"Meanwhile, Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks) takes a more active role as Madrigal Electromotive's newest (and most thorough) security consultant.
"It's a volatile time to be in Gus Fring's (Giancarlo Esposito) employ, as Hector's collapse sends shock waves throughout the Albuquerque underworld and throws the cartel into chaos - tearing apart both Gus and Nacho's (Michael Mando) well-laid plans. While Gus changes course, Nacho finds himself in the crosshairs of deadly forces."
We're still holding out for Aaron Paul to make an appearance - after all, the spin-off show has characters like Gus Fring and Tuco Salamanca, so why not Jesse Pinkman in some shape or form? Plus Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan did once tell Digital Spy: "You never know if that character may get revisited in the future. Anything's possible."
What's more, Aaron Paul has also said in the past that he's very keen to reprise the role that catapulted him into stardom.
"Hopefully I will be involved," he told Variety in 2016. "But I don't know when that may be. I'm not going to say anything more. But I'm absolutely open to the idea. Hopefully it happens. I'm all about it.
"If I were to be involved, I can promise that it would be done in the most beautiful way. Because there's no way they're going to bring Jesse Pinkman back just to bring him back.
"They're going to bring him back and the audience is going to be very excited not just to see him, but to see how it all unfolded."
He's of course referring to what happened to Pinkman at the end of Breaking Bad. While justice finally caught up with Walt, the door was left very open for Jesse's future - so might he wind up in the follow-up show's present-day scenes?
We'll have to keep our eyes peeled for Better Call Saul season four to see if there's room for Mr 'Science Bitch' to make a return - though in the meantime let's just bask in the fact that we now have our summer viewing sorted.