Better Call Saul season 6 has been renewed back in January 2020 and confirmed that this will be the final installment of the crime drama. However, the series hasn't kicked off filming immediately due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, it looks like the cast and crew are likely preparing to go back to work.
Recently, one of the cast members hinted that Better Call Saul season 6 is nearing its production date. Michael Mando, who plays Nacho Varga, shared a photo of himself on Twitter wherein he's playing hockey. His caption comes with a "flying into BCS6".
The actor's post implies that he is heading back into the United States to film the final part of the series. For now, however, the confirmed filming schedules remain unknown. As per CarterMatt, the production could kick off in the coming weeks.
The major challenge until now is the current global health crisis. There are a lot of things that must be considered first before everyone goes back to work. The top priority will be the safety of the cast and crew, so there'll be health guidelines and protocols implemented on the set.
As for what viewers can expect, Better Call Saul season 6 will consist of a total of 13 episodes. The story is nearing the Breaking Bad timeline, which means the fate of some characters will be addressed. One of the major questions here is what happened to Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn).
Kim's whereabouts in the future remains a mystery, especially since she wasn't part of the series sequel. Some speculated that she died, while others believed that she went somewhere else to start a new life. What's concerning here is that she's heading into the dark path in the fifth installment.
Meanwhile, Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman/Gene Takovic's (Bob Odenkirk) story is also one of the biggest parts of Better Call Saul season 6. He did a lot of terrible things in his life, though he still showed some of his good sides. The biggest question now is whether or not he'll get some sort of redemption.
Previously, executive producer Peter Gould told Entertainment Weekly that the story won't revolve around what's going to happen to the character but more of what's a deserving ending for him. He teased that the fitting conclusion is either love or death.
In terms of the official release date, nothing is confirmed at the moment since production has yet to start. But, Better Call Saul season 6 is scheduled for a 2021 premiere.