How the “Better Call Saul” co-creators Vince Gilligan and Pierre Gould describe the highly anticipated final season of the series?
“Fuck amazing,” said Gilligan Variety on the red carpet at last week’s premiere at the Hollywood Legion Theater, while Gould offered, “Holy shit.”
In a more serious tone, Gilligan added that Season 6 is “the best season yet… There’s a real argument to be made that ‘Better Call Saul’ is better than ‘Breaking Bad'”.
Bob Odenkerk teased the final season as a “hard-earned evolution,” while patrick fabian, who plays Howard Hamlin, described it as “excruciatingly painfully exciting”. He continued: “It’s been a satisfying season. All the setups they have set up on the mountain start rolling down the mountain.
The final season of “Better Call Saul” premieres Monday, April 18 on AMC and AMC+, marking the beginning of the end for some of television’s most beloved characters. But as we saw with the post-“Breaking Bad” film “El Camino” and the spin-off series “Saul” itself, there’s always more to explore in the world of Gilligan and Gould.
“I think there’s more life in Gus. Maybe not this year, maybe not next year. But there is something that intrigues us all and we want to know more. Even me, say Giancarlo Espositowho plays Gustavo Fring.
Throughout “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul,” viewers saw Gus operating like a drug kingpin in a restaurant owner’s clothes. But according to Esposito, there are more facets that we haven’t seen yet.
“In ‘Breaking Bad,’ I wanted Gus to have a family…I wanted people to know that Gus has a family,” Esposito said. “It’s been on my mind – you’ve never seen that, you don’t know. But he really was a wonderful family man…hidden in plain sight. I love that concept. You don’t know who lives next door to you. You don’t know what this guy is doing.
While filming “Breaking Bad,” Esposito revealed that producers took photos of him with his real family and hid them on the wall – something viewers “never really saw.” Gus makes a brief reference to his children to Walter White (Bryan Cranston) in Season 3 of ‘Breaking Bad,’ but since they are never seen on the show, fans wondered if Gus was lying about having a family. Either way, Esposito always imagined the character as a loving father.
“I would like to see [Gus] being gentle with your children, raising children, having a wife, all of those things,” he said. “I think there’s room for it all if we were ever to come back to a world where we had to find out where he came from.”
Esposito isn’t the only one with lingering questions about his character. Mentioned Jonathan Banks: “I always want to know who was the mother of [Mike’s] son. Who was she? Where is she? What happened to him ?
Meanwhile, Fabian also dreamed up his own spin-off: “Kim and Hamlin run away to the Caribbean and they open a pro bono law firm where they sail from island to island. Good views…maybe Discovery is looking for this? There may be suntan oil and bikinis involved. Sounds like good TV to me.