Better Call Saul star Giancarlo Esposito was surprised by how quickly Bob Odenkirk returned to filming after collapsing from a heart attack.
Better Call Saul star Giancarlo Esposito was surprised at how quickly Bob Odenkirk recovered from his heart attack. The AMC show from co-creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould spun off from Breaking Bad in 2015 and has received critical acclaim throughout its five-season run. Season 6, which will close out the series, is scheduled to premiere in early 2022.
Better Call Saul explores the backstory of Odenkirk’s popular supporting character from its parent series, capturing his gradual transition from former-scam artist and aspiring lawyer Jimmy McGill to skeevy criminal attorney Saul Goodman. Though somewhat more subdued than its forebear, venturing less frequently into the violent world of the drug trade, the prequel series has gone on to become just as much of a critical darling, with some even arguing for it as the superior show. Viewers eagerly await Better Call Saul‘s final season, but many feared the worst when news broke of Odenkirk collapsing on set from a heart attack, inspiring an outpouring of fans wishing him a speedy recovery.