Bob Odenkirk Says Better Call Saul Season 5 Is Best So Far: 'It's Going To Blow Your Mind'

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Better Call Saul Season 5 is "fucking awesome." Point blank. Period. Thanks for stopping by. Bob Odenkirk took a big swing when talking about what's ahead in the 2020 season.

It’s the best season we’ve ever done, it’s going to blow your mind, and I’m not kidding about either of those things. It’s fucking awesome. I can’t wait for people to see it. It’s just shattering in every direction, and I love it.

Shattering. Mind-blowing. It's his job to hype the show, but I believe it. Bob Odenkirk shared that praise with Deadline during a lengthy interview about his run as Jimmy McGill so far on Better Call Saul. Season 4 ended with a strong hint to Saul Goodman taking over, with Jimmy dropping that s'all good, man line to his beloved -- but soon to depart? -- Kim Wexler.

Bob Odenkirk is one of the Better Call Saul stars nominated for an Emmy. Giancarlo Esposito, Michael McKean, and Jonathan Banks were also nominated, although one of Banks' nods was disqualified. Rhea Seehorn has yet to be nominated, and hopefully it does not take Kim dying to get Seehorn a nod.

Bob Odenkirk has been talking a lot about Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad as part of his Emmys promotion. He also discussed what's ahead in Season 5 with The Hollywood Reporter. The show is a prequel of sorts to Breaking Bad, showing Jimmy's origins, but also featuring scenes set after Breaking Bad, when "Saul" fled to Nebraska to become Cinnabon Gene.

Bob Odenkirk told THR Better Call Saul spent the first four seasons setting the stage for some key things we'll start to see in Season 5:

They've been building it slowly but it's turning. Now it’s turning rapidly, I would say. That’s similar to Breaking Bad, too. This very slow buildup as we go up the roller-coaster ramp and then, it starts going downhill, it just cannot stop. And that's where we are in Season 5, which we’re shooting right now.

Nice. AMC has not confirmed when Better Call Saul will end, but there's been a lot of talk that Season 6 will be the final season. The first four seasons all had 10 episodes, and Season 5 will have 10 episodes, so the theory is that Season 6 will end the series with another 10 episodes, leaving the entire show with a total of 60 episodes.That would be two fewer episodes than Breaking Bad, which ended with 62 episodes. Bob Odenkirk said he doesn't want his spinoff to go on longer than the main show.

Not that the main show is done. We all know by now that Breaking Bad is getting its own movie, called El Camino, following Jesse Pinkman's wild escape ride in Todd's car. El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie continues Breaking Bad's story -- and maybe connects to Better Call Saul? -- on Netflix on October 11 and it'll be shown on AMC at some point after that.

Better Call Saul Season 5 doesn't have a premiere date yet, but we know it's arriving on AMC in 2020. That's only a few months from now, though, so ... s'all good!

Gina Carbone

Gina grew up in Massachusetts and California in her own version of The Parent Trap. She went to three different middle schools, four high schools, and three universities -- including half a year in Perth, Western Australia. She currently lives in a small town in Maine, the kind Stephen King regularly sets terrible things in, so this may be the last you hear from her.