Is Jimmy McGill headed to the big house? AMC’s just-released “Better Call Saul” poster for Season 3 depicts Bob Odenkirk‘s slimy lawyer in a dark suit with horizontal white painted lines, conjuring images of an old-timey prison jumpsuit. (See poster art below.) Since last season ended with Jimmy confessing to Chuck (Michael McKean) that he committed a felony, fans have been left wondering whether Check will turn his brother in to the feds.
The new season premieres April 10 on AMC, a bit later than its usual February release date. By coming out closer to the Emmy Awards cutoff date of May 31, perhaps “Better Call Saul” is trying to distinguish itself as more of an awards player this time around, particularly as two rival drama series are out of commission for this cycle — “Game of Thrones” doesn’t premiere until the summer and “Downton Abbey” has left the airwaves.
Here’s the official description of “Better Call Saul” Season 3, which does include spoilers:
Season 3 follows the twists and turns of Jimmy McGill’s devolution toward “Breaking Bad’s” Saul Goodman — Albuquerque’s most notorious criminal lawyer. The acclaimed second season ended with a pair of cliffhangers. Determined to prevent his brother from practicing law, Chuck staged an elaborate con, secretly recording Jimmy’s confession to a felony. When Mike (Jonathan Banks) set his sights on sociopathic cartel boss Hector Salamanca, an ominous intervention stopped him from pulling the trigger, raising questions as to what other dangerous players may be in the game. As the new season begins, the repercussions of Chuck’s scheme test Jimmy and Kim’s (Rhea Seehorn) fledgling law practices — and their romance — as never before. This imminent existential threat presses Jimmy’s faltering moral compass to the limit. Meanwhile, Mike searches for a mysterious adversary who seems to know almost everything about his business.
As fans of “Breaking Bad” already know, this season will reintroduce the TV world to Emmy nominee Giancarlo Esposito‘s nefarious Gus Fring. However, it’s unknown how many episodes the chicken man will appear and which “Better Call Saul” characters he’ll interact with. AMC also promises that some characters’ backstories will be further illuminated, with “meaningful nods” to the “Breaking Bad”-verse.
“Better Call Saul” has been nominated for 14 Emmy Awards so far, including back-to-back bids for Best Drama Series, Best Actor for Odenkirk and Best Supporting Actor for Banks. Are you excited for the third season of “Better Call Saul”? Let us know in the comments section below and then join the discussion in our notorious TV forums.
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