With only a little more than a month to go before Better Call Saul returns to practicing its unique style of "criminal justice," AMC has released a teaser and images for the series' upcoming season 4. And while it's a little brief and doesn't give away too much information plot-wise (no surprise), one piece of advice you can break off from it?
Probably wouldn't bother Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito)… he's looking a little busy right now:
— Better Call Saul (@BetterCallSaul) June 25, 2018
In Better Call Saul's fourth season, Chuck's death catalyzes 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. 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 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 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 well-laid plans. While Gus changes course, Nacho finds himself in the crosshairs of deadly forces.
Better Call Saul returns to AMC for its fourth season on August 6th at 9 p.m. ET.
Bleeding Cool attended the panel 'A Masterclass with Better Call Saul' at AMC's inaugural fandom summit last week, with moderator Alan Sepinwall (Chief TV Critic, Rolling Stone) interviewing panelists Vince Gilligan, Co-Creator/Executive Producer; Melissa Bernstein, Executive Producer; Gordon Smith, Writer/Supervising Producer; actress Rhea Seehorn; Jennifer Bryan, Costume Designer; Judy Rhee, Production Designer; and Marshall Adams, Director of Photography.
● Chuck McGill (Michael McKean) will stay shuffled off this mortal coil (translation: he's staying dead); those cowboy boots that Jimmy/Saul wore in Breaking Bad will be making their debut; Bernstein said this about "new characters" making their way to Better Call Saul this year: "We have a couple of new characters that we will be reintroducing to the world. […] We have Lalo coming our way," and Gilligan couldn't stop teasing his excitement over what's to come:
"I get to sit up here and unabashedly say now that I'm a bit removed, this show is just so damn good. I could never sit on these panels and say that before because it sounded like a jagoff. Season 4 is just so good. Everyone on this panel did such great work. I can't believe the level of quality on this show. It gets darker, it gets richer. It's still got has funny in it. God forbid that would ever go away completely. But on the venn diagram of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul… the overlap in the center is getting bigger and bigger."
● When asked about Seehorn and what her transition into the Breaking Bad universe was like, Gilligan had nothing but high praise for the actor:
"Rhea Seehorn fits so well into the universe, I can't imagine the show without her. She can do anything. Comedy, drama; she can make you laugh, she can make you cry. She has fit so well into this world, this universe of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul that I can't imagine the show without her."
● In a raw audio sample from the panel, both Gilligan and Smith went into great detail when Bleeding Cool asked when was the moment in Better Call Saul's run that they knew the series was no longer "just" a Breaking Bad prequel but a quality show in its own right: