“Better Call Saul” fans are ready for an action-packed Season 4, which is expected to bring back a “Breaking Bad” original.
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Another “Breaking Bad” character is entering the world of “Better Call Saul,’ and show creator Vince Gilligan says the person who it was “very important” in the original.
“We are going to meet the [character] this year,” Gilligan assured of a crowd in New York City, the AMC Summit, according to the Hollywood Reporter. “I’m not promising you ever saw this character, but there was a very important character however, of the Breaking Bad era that we are going to meet this year. You are going to be impressed of him.”
Executive producer Melissa Bernstein told the Hollywood Reporter the character Gilligan was probably referring to was Lalo, a mysterious person called by Saul on “Breaking Bad”, but never seen.
“There might be a reference to this character in Saul’s first appearance on ‘Breaking Bad.’ When Saul is held at gunpoint by Walt and Jesse, Saul (wrongly thinking that people who are sent by a person with the name Lalo is holding him at gunpoint) says ‘it wasn’t me, it was Ignacio,” a “Breaking Bad” fan site explained.
Apart from Lalo, Bernstein hinted that a few other original characters will be making a comeback.
“We have a couple of new characters that we the restores of the world,” she told the entertainment site. “We probably do not want to say that it just to preserve the fun of the fans.”
Gilligan will not give fans of the other major spoilers, but it was the promise of an action-packed Season 4.
“Season 4 is so good,” he said on a panel this week. “It is darker, richer. It is still funny, but on the Venn diagram of ‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Better Call Saul’, the overlap in the centre is getting bigger and bigger.”
Vince Gilligan on season 4 of #BetterCallSaul: “It is darker, richer. It is still funny, but on the Venn diagram of #BreakingBad and ‘Better Call Saul’, the overlap in the center gets bigger and bigger” https://t.co/TMePhNRCHC
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) 20 June 2018
The popular AMC spin-off has seen success over the years, with its Season 3 finale drawing 1.85 million viewers, Screen Rant reports. In February, “Better Call Saul,” writer Gordon Smith won the Writers Guild of America award for best episodic drama for “Chicanery” episode.
The fourth season of “Better Call Saul” will premiere on August 6 at 9 o’clock in the evening and in the AMC.