“Better Call Saul” Season 5 is one step closer to the release date. Showrunner Peter Gould confirmed in a recent interview that they are nearing the end of the filming, and he also teased some details about the plot.

It will be another year before fans get to see Bob Odenkirk reprise his role as the fan favourite lawyer Jimmy McGill, but the good news is that the production is on track. In a recent interview with Variety, Gould said that they are almost done with the filming of Season 5.

Gould also teased some details about the plot. Talking about one episode in the next season, the producer explained that it symbolizes where they wanted to take the “Breaking Bad” character Saul initially, but it has taken them around 40 episodes to finally get to a place where they wanted to go with the character.

The producer explained that even though they know where the story should go, they let the characters and their circumstances define the direction of the TV series, which means that their initial plans did not exactly go the way they wanted. “Better Call Saul” Season 5 may finally begin to show the final evolution of Jimmy into the character the fans met in the main “Breaking Bad” series.

Gould pointed out the traumatic experiences Jimmy went through in the previous season. The events pushed the character to evolve, and towards the end the character teased the name he would eventually take in the “Breaking Bad” series.

While Jimmy appears to be making all the wrong choices in his personal life, he is one friend the others on the show should be thankful to have in their lives. The official Twitter page of the TV series teased a dialogue between Jimmy and Howard Hamlin (Patrick Fabian), a scene in which the latter pulls himself out of depression after the loss of an old friend.

Gould may be the showrunner, but he has faith in his team to deliver a great story in “Better Call Saul” Season 5. The producer previously revealed how he had very little to say to writer and director Thomas Schnauz about the ninth episode in a meeting.  With most of the filming done, the producers may wrap production in a matter of a few weeks.

Better Call Saul Filming of "Better Call Saul" Season 5 nearly complete. Photo: Better Call Saul/Facebook