As Aaron Paul’s Jesse Pinkman once so eloquently put it on “Breaking Bad,” “When the going gets tough, you don’t want a criminal lawyer. You want a criminal lawyer, know what I’m sayin’?”
That was in “Better Call Saul,” the very first episode in which we introduced to Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) and, based on a new teaser for Season 4 of AMC’s prequel series of the same name, it looks like we are finally about to see Jimmy McGill turn into that bad, bad attorney we all know and love.
The 1-minute clip, which is exclusive to TheWrap, opens on an unemployed Jimmy mourning at his brother Chuck’s (Michael McKean) funeral. The attorney is hoping to get back on his feet and be gainfully employed in a few months, but he’s gotta make some dough first. That’s when he starts casing joints and working overtime to convince Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks) to team up on a job. Next thing you know, Jimmy is sporting a purple tracksuit and appears to be in way over his head as he inches closer and closer to becoming Saul.
And, of course, Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) is just as calm, collected and creepy as ever.
Here is the official description for the upcoming fourth season, per AMC:
In “Better Call Saul”s fourth season, Chuck’s death catalyzes Jimmy McGill’s 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 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 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 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.
Watch the teaser above.
“Better Call Saul” Season 4 premieres Monday, Aug. 6 at 9/8 c on AMC.