Last week, we reported it appeared a fourth season of AMC’s Better Call Saul TV show was on the way. Now, AMC confirms it has renewed Better Call Saul for season four.
A Breaking Bad prequel, Better Call Saul stars Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Michael McKean, Patrick Fabian, Rhea Seehorn, Michael Mando, and Giancarlo Esposito. The AMC TV series kicks off in the 2000s, when he was still down-on-his-luck Jimmy McGill — six years before Saul Goodman (Odenkirk) became Walter White’s lawyer.
Check out out this AMC press release, to learn more.
AMC ORDERS FOURTH SEASON OF “BETTER CALL SAUL”
Acclaimed “Breaking Bad” Prequel Will Return In 2018
NEW YORK, NY – June 27, 2017 – AMC today announced that it has ordered a fourth season of the critically acclaimed drama “Better Call Saul.” The “Breaking Bad” prequel recently concluded its third season on AMC as the third highest-rated drama on cable among adults 25-54. The third season averaged 3.6 million viewers per episode, including 2 million adults 25-54 in Nielsen live+3 ratings. “Better Call Saul” will return to the network with 10 new episodes in 2018.
“Supporting artists we respect and admire; delivering truly outstanding character development and nuanced dramatic twists and turns; continuing a legacy of bold creative choices; loving writing that is the best in the business: Truly, ‘S’all good, man’” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. “Congratulations to Vince, Peter, Bob and everyone involved with ‘Better Call Saul.’ Bring on season four!”
The season three finale of “Better Call Saul” on June 19 delivered 3.7 million total viewers, including 1.9 million adults 25-54 and 1.7 million adults 18-49 in Nielsen live+3 ratings. AMC is currently home to four out of the top five dramas on cable for 2017, “The Walking Dead” at #1, “Fear the Walking Dead” at #2, “Better Call Saul” at #3 and “Into the Badlands” at #5.
Top 10 Scripted Cable Dramas Rank Net Program L+3, P25-54 (000) 1 AMC WALKING DEAD 9,275 2 AMC FEAR THE WALKING DEAD 2,431 3 AMC BETTER CALL SAUL 1,978 4 HIST VIKINGS 1,873 5 AMC INTO THE BADLANDS 1,724 6 FX TABOO 1,515 7 OWN HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS 1,427 8 FX LEGION 1,357 9 OWN QUEEN SUGAR 1,346 10 HIST SIX 1,276 *Source: Nielsen Live+3 P25-54 (000), CY 2017 to-date (12/26/2016-6/21/2017), Ad-Supported Cable, Scripted Dramas Only, excluding repeats, specials, gapped, breakouts, and 1 t/c programs
A Sony Pictures Television and AMC Studios co-production, “Better Call Saul” is executive produced by creators Peter Gould and Vince Gilligan, as well as Mark Johnson (“Breaking Bad,” Diner, Rain Man), Melissa Bernstein (“Breaking Bad,” “Rectify,” “Halt and Catch Fire”) and “Breaking Bad” alums Thomas Schnauz and Gennifer Hutchison.
What do you think? Do you still like the Better Call Saul TV show? How many seasons do you think this AMC TV series will run?