Written by: Alessandra Motisi – Publication date: 15 minutes ago
As we know, the sixth and final season of Better Call Saul will be released in two parts. There will only be thirteen episodes, so that means we will likely see the first six (or seven) and after some time the remaining ones. The “certain period of time” is highly dependent on AMC.
But why split the season in two? Haven’t we all suffered enough waiting so long to find out the epilogue? It might be frustrating, but we’re sure there are some logistical reasons for AMC, at least to consider this option.
First, AMC wants recognition and press – the longer they can keep the show on the front page, the better it is for them. Better Call Saul has been successful and has had a passionate following over the years, but perhaps not always enough has been said about it. Given that some deadlines end on June 1st, it would not be a surprise if the first half of the season were released before and the second half after this date. This would allow them to ride the wave for several years – and this strategy has been used with both the ending of Breaking Bad and Mad Men.
Also, structuring the season like this would give them a longer period of time to promote other upcoming shows on the net, thus keeping their brand on the front page for a little longer.
And for post-production? Sometimes, it takes a while for episodes to be edited in post-production. There may be a slight advantage in splitting the season from this point of view: it would allow AMC to air the first half of the season while working, presumably, on the second.
The sixth and final season of Better Call Saul does not yet have an official debut date. While waiting for more news, take a look at the related section!