Better Call Saul co-creator Peter Gould has discussed the drama’s final season as well as Vince Gilligan’s return to the writing room in a new interview, revealing that the final episodes will change the way people reflect on Breaking Bad.
According to Gould, the 13-episode season will answer a number of questions that were left answered in the hugely popular series fronted by Bryan Cranston as Walter White.
“I think by the time you finish watching Better Call Saul, you’re going to see Breaking Bad in a very different light,” he told the Hollywood Reporter.
“I think we’re going to learn things about the characters in Breaking Bad that we didn’t know. We’re going to learn things about the events of Breaking Bad that we didn’t know. And we’re going to learn things about the fates of a lot of these characters that may surprise people or certainly throw them into a different light.”
In the interview, Gould also discussed the return of Vince Gilligan, praising the series co-creator as being “a world-class storyteller.”
“One of the elements that’s changed things up a bit is that we have Vince Gilligan back in the writers’ room and you know he hadn’t really been back in the writer’s room since pretty early in season three.”
He continued, “Vince brings his own inimitable take on things. He’s just a world-class storyteller and the show I think it’s going to have a different dimension to it in this final season because of his contribution and also the chemistry of the room changes.”
“To my eye it’s great. And I think we’re having a lot of fun. On the other hand, we’re on Zoom. I know some people really like it. I don’t think it really works for our style of writer’s room, all that well. I think it takes some of the spontaneity of the room away, which is a real shame and it makes it a little less fun. I know other people have other problems with the pandemic, but that’s today’s complaint.”
Gould also explained in another recent interview that while they had planned to begin shooting the show’s final season by the end of this year, the ongoing pandemic looks to have delayed filming.
“We were hoping to go into production by the end of the year. It doesn’t seem likely that it’s going to happen with the situation that we are in,” Gould said during Deadline’s Contenders Television: The Nominees virtual event.
While he added that the network was doing “everything humanly possible” for filming to safely resume, they will “probably going to delay a little bit, unfortunately.”
Better Call Saul has received an Emmys drama series nomination for each of its five seasons to date.