Of course, Better Call Saul season 6 isn’t the only TV production put on hold due to the pandemic. Many shows are on a nearly identical schedule, with pre-production currently underway and cameras set to roll early next year.
Giancarlo Esposito spoke to HeyUGuys about when fans can expect the final season to begin production. While creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould originally intended to start in September, Esposito confirmed they currently expect to get cameras rolling in March 2021. Esposito seems quite giddy when talking about getting back to work in Albuquerque, saying he’s excited to see what Gould and the writers have in store. Check out his Better Call Saul interview segment (starting roughly at 6:11) as well as a transcription of his quote below:
“We were slated to go in September, we now look like we’ll be going in March. We have a brilliant team of writers, of course, so it’s always exciting to think about getting back to work. We didn’t get a chance to get back to work on season 6. I’m so excited for Vince and Peter, and Melissa Bernstein, our producer, to be going back to set sometime in March.”
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, for one, just announced filming will begin in January as the crew currently plow ahead with costume fittings and other pre-production tasks. While the delays have certainly frustrated fans, the extra time that TV crews have had due to the pandemic should ensure that shows like Better Call Saul will maintain or exceed their past seasons’ tremendous quality.