Better Call Saul: Thomas Schnauz Keeps His Season 6 Updates Simple

So the last time we checked in with how things were going with filming on the sixth & final season of Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould's "Breaking Bad" spinoff prequel series, it was early in September and Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk was checking in from the make-up chair to let fans know that he was back to work (after an on-set health emergency over the summer) and that he was "happy to be here and living this specific life surrounded by such good people." Now let's flash ahead a little more than a month, with writer, producer, & director Thomas Schnauz hitting us with the kind of update that's actually nice to report on because it gets right to the point with no confusion (though they can be f***ers trying to get 300 words out of them).

Better Call Saul  – Photo Credit: Greg Lewis/AMC/Sony Pictures Television

Now here's a look at Schnauz's tweet keeping things nice and simple when it comes to updates ("I have arrived in Albuquerque"):

In a previous interview, Schnauz covered a number of topics that included what's ahead as well as a look at the series overall as it nears the end of its' run. Three highlights that stood out to us had to do with the final season- in particular, how the final season will be split & aired, "Gene Takovic's" fate, and if there will be more Lalo Salamanca (Tony Dalton).

Jimmy is torn between staying Jimmy and giving in to being Saul Goodman in Better Call Saul, courtesy of AMC Studios.
Better Call Saul, courtesy of AMC Studios.

On If the Season Will Be Broken Into Two Parts: "I don't know. Because of the COVID delays, and then Bob's heart attack and recovery, I have zero idea when or how the episodes will be aired. Everything with production is moving forward, steady but slow. We're filming scenes that don't involve Bob right now. I just finished editing my director's cut of episode 607, and I addressed some notes on my script for 611. I'm still waiting to hear the dates of when I'll prep and direct 611."

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Better Call Saul – Photo Credit: Warrick Page/AMC/Sony Pictures Television
On How Much of "Gene Takovic's" Timeline Will Be Shown: "We will of course address Gene's future, but I'm not at liberty to say how much or how little will be in the show. We talked about it a ton when we were breaking the episodes, and all we writers can do is go with our gut about how much Gene we see. Everyone chimed in with thoughts, and Peter Gould had the ultimate choice, and I think he picked an amount that we're all happy with."

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Better Call Saul (Photo Credit: Warrick Page/AMC/Sony Pictures Television)
On Deciding when to bring Lalo Into the Series & If There's More of Him on the Way: "Season 5 felt really special to me. I just felt like we were clicking on all cylinders, and Tony Dalton was a big part of that. We certainly talked about bringing in the character Lalo as far back as season 1, but now with 20/20 hindsight, it feels he came in at the perfect time. I can't say if Lalo's role will be bigger or smaller in season 6, but he was certainly pissed off and a man on a mission in the season 5 finale."

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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