‘Better Call Saul’ season 4 news: Creator says renewal is still uncertain

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As the third season of “Better Call Saul” gets closer to its finale, a cloud of uncertainty looms. Fans have been asking and wondering if a fourth season is on the horizon.

One of the show’s creators, Peter Gould, said he would rather “have it end too soon than go on too long,” in an interview with Uproxx. Gould also shared that he would choose to see the show end after season 3 to leave the fans clamoring for more. “I would rather have people wish there had been more seasons than them going, ‘Oh, is that still on?’” explained Gould.

He clarified, however, that the door for a fourth season is not yet closed. “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,” he added.

When asked how he would feel should Episode 10 of Season 3 be the last, he remarked, “It would be a very provocative ending, that’s what I will say.”

“Better Call Saul” effectively worked as a prequel to the phenomenal “Breaking Bad” series. Though it started at a relatively slow pace, the show eventually picked up. It also showcased one of the more iconic characters from its parent series. It featured the character Gus Fring, who is played by actor Giancarlo Esposito.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly last April, Gould shared that having Fring in the prequel was “too delicious to pass up.” He said that when the character was killed in the writer’s room of “Breaking Bad,” all of them felt sad. He said that they loved the character very much and that there were still a lot of things that could be said about him.

“Better Call Saul” Season 3’s penultimate episode airs on Monday, June 12, at 10 p.m. EDT on AMC.