Breaking Bad’s Unfulfilled Season 6 Hopes and the Legacy of Better Call Saul


Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad is an internationally popular TV show with millions of viewers worldwide, following Walter White as he turns to cooking and selling crystal meth as an avenue of meeting financial obligations due to terminal cancer.

Better Call Saul has provided fans with some relief as the show draws to a satisfying close in 2013.

Release Date

Breaking Bad concluded its run in 2013 and left fans hungry for more. Creator Vince Gilligan answered their plea with Better Call Saul as well as El Camino, which follows Jesse Pinkman after Walt is gone.

Critics have raved about this gripping and critically-acclaimed neo-Western crime drama for its impeccable writing and powerful performances by Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, alongside Anna Gunn (Skylar White), Dean Norris (Hank Schrader), Betsy Brandt (Marie Schrader), RJ Mitte (Walter White Jr.) and Giancarlo Esposito (Gus Fring).

No plans exist for Breaking Bad Season 6, yet its spin-off series Better Call Saul will continue the story of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman from Breaking Bad. While Breaking Bad is unlikely ever to return as such, another similar show with similar cast and plot lines may take its place.

Fake news websites recently reported that Breaking Bad will return with a sixth season, only for it to be disproved by many reputable media outlets. One website called TV Fanatic was quick to publish such false news and has since been shut down; yet still fans of both television and movies should watch Breaking Bad as its sixth season premiere is intriguing and must-watch content.

Release Date“Breaking Bad” concluded in 2013, but fans are hopeful for more content from the series. False reports about a sixth season have been debunked.
Cancellation Status“Breaking Bad” is widely acclaimed as one of the greatest TV series. Creators chose to end it on a high note with no plans for a sixth season.
Plot Overview“Better Call Saul” serves as a spinoff, focusing on the character Jimmy McGill before Walter White’s story, with a unique legal and criminal backdrop.
CastBryan Cranston and Aaron Paul did not return for a potential sixth season, but they reprised their roles in the spinoff series “Better Call Saul” and the movie “El Camino.”

Cancellation Status

Breaking Bad, one of the greatest television series ever created, was universally celebrated both by critics and audiences alike. Widely considered one of the best shows ever created, Breaking Bad continues to be referenced today in pop culture due to its compelling storyline, powerful performances, and visuals. Nominated for multiple awards including winning Primetime Emmys Outstanding Drama Series title.

The show centers on Walter White, a chemistry teacher diagnosed with terminal lung cancer who realizes he only has years left to live. In order to pay his medical expenses and cover them quickly with profits made from crystal meth production and sales in Albuquerque. Soon enough he hires former student Jesse Pinkman as his partner to run this lucrative operation; eventually the two form an unbreakable bond and begin expanding their empire together.

After watching Breaking Bad’s fifth season, many viewers eagerly anticipated its sixth. Unfortunately, however, its creators have decided to move onto other projects; nevertheless, several cast members from Breaking Bad have made appearances in movies and TV shows like El Camino and Better Call Saul.

Vince Gilligan of Breaking Bad fame has stated that he “pushed harder than anyone to end the show when it did” because he did not want it to continue for too long and risk losing viewers. Furthermore, the story had reached its full potential; therefore it would be best for it all to end on an upbeat note.

Plot Overview

Breaking Bad has concluded in 2013, yet its legacy lives on with spinoff Better Call Saul and an epilogue movie released this year. Though the show itself is no longer airing, fans remain hopeful for another season or movie from Breaking Bad to come along at some point soon – although that doesn’t seem likely.

The series follows lawyer Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk). Set in Albuquerque, New Mexico four years before Walter White begins his meth cooking journey, Jimmy is just starting out as a criminal defense attorney when he encounters Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul).

As the season unfolds, we watch Jimmy become more of his iconic self. He becomes more ruthless in taking on bigger clients while becoming further embroiled in the meth business, making it harder for him to balance his home life with work obligations.

Rhea Seehorn plays Kim Wexler on this show, along with Patrick Fabian as Howard Hamlin, Michael Mando as Nacho Varga, Tony Dalton as Lalo Salamanca, Jeremy Shamos (Betsy Kettleman) as Craig Kettleman (Andrea Landry), Reed Diamond as David (Don Eladio Vuente), Jim O’Heir as Frank and others are featured.


After watching Season Five of Breaking Bad, fans were eagerly awaiting Season Six. But after much speculation from showrunners and speculation from fans alike, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul decided not to return in Season 6. Still, both actors continued portraying their iconic roles on spin-off series Better Call Saul.

They both starred together in the Netflix film El Camino. This highly-anticipated appearance thrilled fans while further expanding the Breaking Bad universe.

Breaking Bad’s sixth season will likely revolve around Jesse Pinkman and the search for Walter White’s hidden wealth. Vince Gilligan had intended on writing out Jesse after five seasons but decided he liked actor Aaron Paul’s performance so much he decided to bring him back for good measure.

Notable cast members include Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman, Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut, Rhea Seehorn as Kim Wexler and Michael Mando as Nacho Varga; all directed by award-winning filmmaker Todd Haynes who directed an episode in season 3 featuring USS Callister; he has since directed such films as Carol, Irrational Man and The Rhythm Section. Giancarlo Esposito will reprise his role of Gustavo “Gus” Fring; his repertoire includes critically acclaimed Dear White People as well as The Boys The Mandalorian and Bong Joon-ho’s Okja.


Although “Breaking Bad” has not been renewed for a sixth season, fans can continue to explore the gripping world of the show through its spin-off, “Better Call Saul.” While the original series left an indelible mark on television history, “Better Call Saul” offers a satisfying continuation of the beloved characters and storytelling.