Do you watch Better Call Saul? Season three ends tonight, June 19th, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Do you think AMC should renew the TV series? Would you watch a fourth season?
A prequel to Breaking Bad, the comedy-drama follows Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk), a down-on-his-luck lawyer trying to negotiate the ethical dilemmas of the legal world, emerge from his older brother’s shadow, and make a name for himself. The cast also includes Jonathan Banks, Michael McKean, Patrick Fabian, Rhea Seehorn, Michael Mando, and Giancarlo Esposito.
For a cable network like AMC, Better Call Saul has been performing decently in the ratings. So far, season three is averaging a 0.58 rating in the 18-49 demo and 1.621 million viewers. And while those numbers mark a near 30% decrease from season two’s ratings, the show is one of AMC’s better rated shows and still earns significant critical acclaim.
They should always be worried in television… AMC and Sony have been very good to us. I believe they will continue to be, but it’s show business. There’s nothing that’s certain. You asked me how many seasons we have left; hopefully, it’s a creative decision to end the show, and not an economic one. So I don’t want to take anything for granted. I just feel lucky that we’ve done three seasons. I sure hope we get to do more.”
However, Gould also said that he thinks the series does have a limit:
I will say I think this show has a definite limit to it. It’s a story with a beginning and a middle and a definite end. I have to say, I would rather have it end too soon than go on too long. It’s the old showbiz adage: “Leave them wanting more.” I would rather have people wish there had been more seasons than them going, “Oh, is that still on?””
In a recent interview with TVInsider, star Patrick Fabian did tease closure for the season three finale of Better Call Saul:
I will say that there’s a definite resolution, without a doubt, with what goes on in HHM. There’s no doubt about that. I can tell you that Kim and Howard get married in a crazy season three finale of Better Call Saul. You can print that.[Laughs]”
Even with closure, do you still want another season of Better Call Saul or, should the series be cancelled instead? Tell us what you think.