The third season has only just landed, but Better Call Saul Seasons 4 and 5 are already in the works, with Giancarlo Esposito revealing that he has a multi-season deal with the Breaking Bad spinoff series, per EW:
It’s a multi-season commitment, barring something else that I’m developing, which, in my brain, we would juggle. In this third season, there are some reveals, but I’d like for deeper and more complicated reveals into Gus’ past in season 4 that link him and bring us deeper into that cartel region.
On the evolution of Gus in Better Call Saul Seasons 4 and 5:
I’m hoping that season 4 will be the time to really dive into [Gus’ danger level]. You certainly feel his danger, but he has a more close-to-the-vest respect for the cartel. This is the point where he has to get the cartel to trust him that his ideas are better, that his ideas aren’t just because he wants to take over — it’s not just his ego, it’s that he’s figured out a better plan for a few different parts of their business, not only to grow it but to also keep it safe.
Hopefully you’ll see a guy learn all that and then start to really focus his energy as we see fit in seasons 4 and 5. That’s what I’m hoping to show and I think they’re going to move in that direction. The guy is taking control, he’s taking power.
With at least two more seasons planned, and the AMC renewal gods likely to oblige, how long will Better Call Saul take to complete its story? Will it match the fix-season run of Breaking Bad or go beyond? Can the cancellation reaper deliver a plot twist? Stay tuned…