Better Call Saul officially renewed for a fourth season by AMC

After a long and painful wait, Better Call Saul has been renewed for a fourth 10-episode season set to premiere in 2018.

Over the past several weeks we’ve been anxiously waiting for Better Call Saul to be renewed for a fourth season. Considering its overwhelmingly positive critical reception and ratings, this news doesn’t come as much of a surprise. Many fans found out yesterday evening as the Better Call Saul Twitter account sent out this message:

Here is the quote from Charlie Collier, President of AMC:

Supporting artists we respect and admire; delivering truly outstanding character development and nuanced dramatic twists and turns; continuing a legacy of bold creative choices; loving writing that is the best in the business: Truly, ‘S’all good, man… Congratulations to Vince, Peter, Bob and everyone involved with Better Call Saul. Bring on Season 4!

As for why this took so long to happen, that still remains a mystery. Better Call Saul was picked up for a second season before it’s first even began. It’s third season was ordered in the middle of season two’s run. While I don’t think it’s likely we find out the reasoning, I don’t think it has anything to do with AMC being dissatisfied with the product. If I had to guess, I’d say negotiations simply dragged out.

LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 09: Variety Executive Editor TV Debra Birnbaum, Supervising Producer Better Call Saul Gennifer Hutchison, Creator and Executive Producer Better Call Saul Vince Gilligan, Creator and Executive Producer Better Call Saul Peter Gould, Co-Executive Producer Thomas Schnauz and Better Call Saul Staff Writer Gordon Smith attend TUNE IN: Variety’s TV Summit at the Four Seasons Hotel on June 9, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Variety)

Better Call Saul season four will continue the show’s 10-episode format and will most-likely air during the Spring/Summer of 2018. However, considering the delayed premiere of season three, season four’s rough start date is far from concrete. That being said, don’t expect Better Call Saul season four to premiere in mid-February as seasons one and two did. The earliest one could expect would be mid-April, matching the start of season three.

Finally, all of us here at Call Saul Now would like to extend our congratulations to the entirety of Better Call Saul’s cast and crew.