Don't start drawing up the paperwork just yet -- despite recent claims that Better Call Saul could be nearing a conclusion, it looks like the AMC drama's ultimate end date is still as slippery as some of Jimmy McGill's (Bob Odenkirk) schemes.
Speaking with TV Guide, actress Rhea Seehorn, who plays dogged lawyer Kim Wexler, said she's been told there have been "no concrete decisions" about when Better Call Saul will sign off for good. The future of the series -- which is currently shooting its fifth season -- has been in the news thanks to a recent Colliderinterview with actor Giancarlo Esposito, who said the Breaking Badprequel would end after Season 6. AMC declined to comment on Esposito's remarks.
Seehorn suggested that Esposito was likely referring to comments made by Better Call Saul's co-creators, Peter Gould and Vince Gilligan. "Peter and Vince have said things like, 'Wouldn't it be fun if this had the same number of episodes as Breaking Bad?'" Seehorn explained, noting that Breaking Bad ran for 62 episodes over the course of five seasons, some of which ran longer than Saul's 10-episode seasons. "But they said that with a grin, because I think sentimentally it's sweet to them to bookend [the shows] that way."
Despite how much they might enjoy the symmetry, Seehorn said it's been more important for Gould and Gilligan to allow Better Call Saul's story to evolve organically. "They know, generally, the story. They obviously know the ending because it's Breaking Bad. I don't think they're set on: How many episodes does it take to tell that story?" she said. "I don't think it's set in stone. I think they like the idea of, 'What if it was the same amount?' but they'll do whatever they have to do for the story. I know that to be true."
Plenty of fans are sure to take comfort in that.
Better Call Saul is expected to return for Season 5 in 2020.