The ‘spin-off’ of ‘Breaking Bad’ rises to the next level in its latest installment, which continues its filming without Bob Odenkirk while the actor recovers from the heart attack he suffered last July.
The filming of the season 6 of Better Call Saul go ahead without Bob Odenkirk (for now) while the interpreter recovers from the heart attack he suffered last July and, along the way, new details come to light about what the creators of the spin-off of Breaking Bad for its final stretch. The last of them? That we will have to prepare for more violence.
It’s no wonder that Jimmy McGill’s stretch in his journey to becoming the iconic lawyer of doubtful methods Saul Goodman, being closer to the story of the prequel, increasingly resembles his predecessor series and, like such and also to reach its highest point, gain intensity. This was revealed in an interview with Den of Geek the writer and executive producer of the series Thomas Schnauz, who explains that there will be more violence both physical and emotional.
However, for Schnauz it is not an important detail or something especially sought by the team with a goal in mind, but a natural evolution of history in which no one has considered that the series is more violent than in its first seasons. , but they have simply been carried away there. However, talking about violence in Better Call Saul is a bit impressive, since, while Breaking Bad it was always a series marked by action and violent scenes, Better Call Saul it had been much more subdued, focusing primarily on its characters and their development.
“We don’t really pay attention to matching the tone or the amount of violence that there was in previous seasons. We just do what’s right for the current story.” explains Schnauz. “The series has always been violent in my eyes, since season 1. With Tuco and the twins, with Nacho’s threats to Jimmy, with Mike in Philadelphia … And also emotionally violent, with Chuck betraying his brother” .
There is going to be more physical and emotional violence in season 6 but I can’t promise it will be more than before. We’re getting closer to the end, so whatever happens it’s gonna hit harder
Thus, although the scriptwriter does not consider that what we have seen to date can be considered a minor violence, he also makes it clear that the fact that it is the final season adds enough intensity to the matter.
‘Better Call Saul’ goes ahead with season 6 without Bob Odenkirk
What is certain is that Better Call Saul is getting closer to Breaking Bad after having approached them slowly through some events and the appearance of different characters. The fifth season ended leaving several open fronts and questions that have to be answered in this final installment, such as the path that Kim Wexler will follow or the war between Gus Fring and Lalo Salamanca.
There is no release date yet, but The idea of AMC is to premiere the last season of the series in 2022 And in view of this, the team works, advancing all the work it can while its protagonist, Bob Odenkirk, recovers from the heart attack suffered last July on the set of filming in Albuquerque.