We all know Better Call Saul has to end at some point, and according to Giancarlo Esposito, that ending might be coming sooner rather than later. The actor, who reprises his role as Breaking Bad drug kingpin Gustavo Fring on the AMC prequel series, recently shared his theory in an interview with Collider, in which he proclaimed “There will be six seasons”—like some sort of benevolent TV fortune teller. “It seems like that’s the way, the comfortable way, to end this show,” Esposito added. The Hollywood Reporter was unable to confirm the Better Call Saul end date with producers, but sources said that “a plan for the show’s endgame is by no means set in stone.”
Esposito backed up his belief by reflecting on the structure of Breaking Bad, which ended after five seasons—technically six, given that the final season was split in half. Better Call Saul, which follows Bob Odenkirk’s lawyer Jimmy McGill several years before the events of Breaking Bad, is currently in production on its fifth season. As previously confirmed by AMC, that season won’t air until 2020, giving fans ample time to stock up on Cinnabons in anticipation of Jimmy’s ultimate transformation into Saul Goodman—and, if all this foreshadowing is to be believed, the possible death of Kim Wexler.