AMC and Sony Pictures Television officially confirmed today that Better Call Saul season 3 is heading to the network next year. The Breaking Bad spinoff will return with another 10-episode season, helmed by returning showrunners Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould. Better Call Saul season 3 will be executive produced by Gilligan and Gould alongside Mark Johnson (Breaking Bad, Diner, Rain Man), Melissa Bernstein (Breaking Bad, Rectify, Halt and Catch Fire) and fellow Breaking Bad alum Thomas Schnauz.
“What Vince, Peter, Bob and the entire team have accomplished with ‘Better Call Saul’ is truly rare and remarkable. They have taken one of the most iconic, immersive and fan-obsessive (in the best possible way) shows in television history and created a prequel that stands on its own.
Watching Jimmy McGill’s thoughtful, melodic and morally flexible transformation into Saul Goodman is entertaining and delighting millions of fans, whether their starting point was ‘Breaking Bad’ or not. This series has its own feel, pace and sensibility and we can’t wait to see what this incredibly talented group comes up with next in season three.”
Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios
“It’s been an extraordinary show that lives up to its predecessor,” adds Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, presidents of programming and production for Sony Pictures Television. “Vince, Peter, Bob and the team are delivering brilliant storytelling and we’re proud to have AMC as our partner for another well-earned season.”
Better Call Saul was nominated for seven 2015 Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Jonathan Banks, and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drams Series for Bob Odenkirk, who also received SAG and Golden Globe nominations. The four episode live+3 ratings averages for season two are 4.4 million viewers per episode, including 2.7 million adults 25-54 and 2.5 million adults 18-49.
Although an official premiere date has not yet been confirmed, Better Call Saul season 3 is expected to debut in early 2017.