Better Call Saul has been renewed for a sixth and final season 2 months ago

Better Call Saul has been renewed for a sixth and final season

Better Call Saul has been renewed for a sixth and final season.

The final season, which is set to air in 2021, will be made up of 13 episodes - a slight increase from the usual 10-episode seasons.

The news was confirmed during Better Call Saul's panel during the TCA winter press tour this week.

“From day one of Better Call Saul, my dream was to tell the complete story of our complicated and compromised hero, Jimmy McGill — now AMC and Sony are making that dream come true,” Better Call Saul showrunner and executive producer Peter Gould said in a statement [via Deadline].

He went on to thank the fans and the critics for "making this journey possible."

"Next month, we start work on the sixth and final season — we’re going to do our damnedest to stick the landing," he added.

Sarah Barnett, president of AMC Networks Entertainment Group and AMC Studios, added that "greenlighting a prequel to one of the most iconic series in television history is one of the boldest swings that AMC has ever taken."

“But, thanks to the creative genius of Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, it has also been one of the most rewarding," she continued. "It has been an absolute joy to collaborate with the extraordinarily talented team on Better Call Saul, which – five seasons in – continues to deliver some of the best storytelling and most beautifully nuanced performances on television today."

The Breaking Bad prequel series follows small-time attorney Jimmy McGill as he transforms into the morally challenged lawyer Saul Goodman.

Season five is expected to premiere in North America with a two-night event, on February 23 and 24.