Season three of Better Call Saul is on its way, and AMC just released a new teaser featuring our favorite slimy lawyer being literally added to a lineup.
— Better Call Saul (@BetterCallSaul) January 3, 2017
The best part of the show has been watching the slow transformation of Jimmy McGill from (mostly) honest advocate for the elderly to the slick, shady criminal lawyer we know from Breaking Bad. Actor Bob Odenkirk has teased in the past that a major event will steal Jimmy’s innocence and compassion, turning him into Saul. Could the teaser be showing us part of that?
Fans should also maybe brush up on Breaking Bad. References to Saul’s parent series are expected to flow freely in the upcoming season. Why? Well, on Dec. 15, 2016, the Better Call Saul Twitter account posted a tweet promising “more Breaking Bad to come” in season three. The tweet also contained a video supercut of Breaking Bad references from the show.
— Better Call Saul (@BetterCallSaul) December 15, 2016
Even more exciting, we can expect more than just a few offhand references from season three. A few major characters will likely make their spinoff debut. Most notably, we know that Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) will return thanks to some savvy fans picking up on the clues in season two’s episode titles.
In an interview with Vanity Fair back in April, show creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould said they were impressed with how quickly fans figured out that Fring would return. Though, Gilligan did say they were hoping to keep the note at the end of season two a mystery for at least a few months. So much for that.
Gilligan also mentioned that just because Fring is back, we shouldn’t expect to see him right away. He’s going to be the same man we knew and feared in Breaking Bad: Cautious and hard to find.
Fring isn’t the only character who might return this season. According to a Huffington Post interview with Betsy Brandt, who played Walter White’s sister-in-law Marie, there’s a possibility that she and Hank (Dean Norris) will appear. “You know, it’s definitely been discussed, and I feel like that’s something that we could see,” she said.
Better Call Saul will return to AMC for its third season this spring.