'Better Call Saul' Season Four Will Focus On Gus Fring, Grief And Cartel Chaos

AMC has unveiled more details about the fourth season of Better Call Saul, a "darkly comedic" drama set six years before the events in the critically-acclaimed crime-thriller, Breaking Bad.

The American network said the new series, which stars Bob Odenkirk as a struggling small-time lawyer who knows more than some people think, will largely centre around fan favourite Gus Fring.

Better Call Saul Season 4 (Photo: Nicole Wilder / AMC)

According to Deadline, in season four of the Emmy-nominated spinoff, Jimmy McGill (Odenkirk) begins his downward spiral into lawlessness, marking his transformation into Saul Goodman – the attorney for chemist-turned-meth dealer Walter White.

Following the death of his brother, Chuck (Michael McKean), the forceful champion for low-income clients sets asides morals and ambitions to pursue a life of crime.

This puts his future as an honorary lawyer in jeopardy and starts to damage his relationship with Kim (Rhea Seehorn), who is conflicted in the battle sparked by the Brothers McGill. 

Meanwhile, former Philadelphia cop Mike Ehmantraut (Jonathan Banks) begins to take an active role as a security consultant for Madrigal Electromotive, the company behind the construction of fast-food chain Los Pollos Hermanos.

It seems to be quite a volatile time to work for Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito), however, as Hector's (Mark Margolis) collapse has sent shock waves through the Albuquerque underworld.

Better Call Saul Season 4 (Photo: Nicole Wilder / AMC)

This unforeseen tragedy ruins Gus's well-laid plans with Nacho (Michael Mando), who finds himself in the crosshairs of some deadly (and perhaps recognisable) forces.

David Madden, president of original programming for AMC, said: "We’re excited to share the next chapter in Jimmy McGill’s journey towards Saul on one of television’s most celebrated shows."

Season four of Better Call Saul will hit screens at 10 pm on August 6, 2018.

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