We finally know when you’ll see the next of Bob Odenkirk’s Jimmy McGill — and definitely no more of Chuck. AMC announced Thursday that “Better Call Saul” Season 4 will premiere on Aug. 6, with the network’s new Wyatt Russell and Brent Jennings-led series “Lodge 49” debuting right after.
And it’s about time, seeing as the “Breaking Bad” prequel series aired its Season 3 finale last June.
“Monday nights have become a destination for our character-driven dramas, and we loved the idea of pairing these two series, which are similar in their darkly comedic tone and led by two charming yet complicated characters facing huge life moments,” said David Madden, president of original programming for AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios.
“We’re excited to share the next chapter in Jimmy McGill’s journey towards Saul on one of television’s most celebrated shows, and to introduce viewers to the unfailingly optimistic underdog Dud, who’s looking for his place and his moral purpose in a cynical and confusing world.”
Here is the official description for the upcoming season of “Better Call Saul,” per AMC:
In “Better Call Saul’s” fourth season, Chuck’s (Michael McKean) death catalyzes Jimmy McGill’s (Odenkirk) transformation into Saul Goodman. In the wake of his loss, Jimmy takes steps into the criminal world that will put his future as a lawyer – and his relationship with Kim (Rhea Seehorn) – in jeopardy. Chuck’s (Michael McKean) death deeply affects former colleagues Howard (Patrick Fabian) and Kim as well, putting the two of them once again on opposite sides of a battle sparked by the Brothers McGill.
Meanwhile, Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks) takes a more active role as Madrigal Electromotive’s newest (and most thorough) security consultant. It’s a volatile time to be in Gus Fring’s (Giancarlo Esposito) employ, as Hector’s collapse sends shock waves throughout the Albuquerque underworld and throws the cartel into chaos — tearing apart both Gus and Nacho’s (Michael Mando) well-laid plans. While Gus changes course, Nacho finds himself in the crosshairs of deadly forces.
“Better Call Saul” is executive produced by Peter Gould, Vince Gilligan, Mark Johnson, Melissa Bernstein, Thomas Schnauz and Gennifer Hutchison and hails from Sony Television.
And here’s the logline for “Lodge 49”:
“Lodge 49” is a light-hearted, endearing modern fable set in Long Beach, California, about a disarmingly optimistic local ex-surfer, Dud (Russell), who’s drifting after the death of his father and collapse of the family business. Dud serendipitously finds himself on the doorstep of a rundown fraternal lodge, where a middle-aged plumbing salesman and “Luminous Knight” of the order, Ernie (Jennings), welcomes him into a world of cheap beer, easy camaraderie and the promise of Alchemical mysteries that may — or may not — put Dud on the path to recover the idyllic life he’s lost.
Jim Gavin (“Author,” “Middle Men”) serve as creator, writer, and executive-producer alongside showrunner Peter Ocko (“Pushing Daisies,” “The Office”). Paul Giamatti (“Billions,” “Sideways,” “Outsiders,” “Hoke”), Dan Carey (“Outsiders,” “Hoke,” “John Dies at the End,” “All Is Bright”) and Jeff Freilich (“Halt and Catch Fire,” “Grace and Frankie”) also executive produce.
“Better Call Saul” will premiere Aug. 6 at 9/8c, with “Lodge 49” debuting at 10/9 c on AMC.