Better Call Saul season 5 has long since aired on AMC with season 6 not expected until 2022. Some of you may already have access to season 5 but in the US, it’s Netflix release is intrinsically tied to season 6 releasing. Here’s the upcoming release schedule for seasons 5 & 6 on Netflix around the globe.
It’s been a great few years to be a Breaking Bad fan, headlined with Better Call Saul telling us the origin story of the wise-talking Saul Goodman. In addition, in late 2019 we were treated to El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie that concluded Jessie Pinkman’s story.
Season 5 of Better Call Saul premiered on AMC all the way back in February 23rd, 2020 and once again consisted of 10 episodes. It wrapped on April 20th, 2020.
Season 6 of Better Call Saul is confirmed but has faced significant delays (the longest in the show’s history). Filming is still ongoing as of September 2021 (full story on this in just a second) and is expected at some point in 2022.
The sixth season is set to be the show’s final with a total of 13 episodes wrapping up Jimmy McGill’s full transition into Saul Goodman.
Let’s now take a look at when season 5 will be on Netflix.
When will Better Call Saul season 5 be on Netflix in the US and Canada?
Those in Canada, the United States, South Africa, and Spain will have the longest to wait for Better Call Saul season 5.
As the show airs first in the US, it takes a while for the license to become available to Netflix in these regions and they don’t get the weekly treatment that others do.
Season 4, for example, was added to Netflix on February 9th, 2020 just weeks before S5 was due to air. However, season 3 was added to Netflix in March 2018 before the August air date.
In the past years, we’ve always seen new seasons added shortly before the next is set to air and that’s almost certain to happen too and given the huge gap between seasons 5 and 6, that means a long Netflix wait.
Season 6 is still scheduled to air in 2022 after major delays due to COVID-19 and Bob Odenkirk’s medical troubles in late Summer 2021.
Back to work on Better Call Saul! So happy to be here and living this specific life surrounded by such good people. BTW this is makeup pro Cheri Montesanto making me not ugly for shooting! pic.twitter.com/lTAfPg7dDp
— Mr. Bob Odenkirk (@mrbobodenkirk) September 8, 2021
Better Call Saul Season 5 Netflix International Release Schedule
As per previous seasons such as season 3 and 4 of Better Call Saul, new episodes dropped weekly on Netflix after the episodes aired on AMC in the United States.
This weekly release schedule applies to Netflix in regions such as the United Kingdom, mainland Europe including Poland, the Netherlands, Portugal, Poland, Switzerland, and Turkey. It also applies to the release schedule for Latin America and Asian regions. Weekly episodes of Better Call Saul S5 does not apply to South Africa, Canada, Iceland or Spain.
New episodes began dropping on Netflix from February 24th onwards.
Better Call Saul s5 will launch weekly from 24 Feb which is good because it's been 2 months since El Camino and we need more from the Gilligan Cinematic Universe. pic.twitter.com/seadUuav04
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) November 21, 2019
Here’s the full release schedule for 2020. Note that episode 1 will drop after its Sunday premiere. Episode 2 will then air on its regular Monday spot and come to Netflix on its regular Tuesday spot.
|Episode Number||AMC Air Date||Netflix Release Date|
|501||February 23, 2020||February 24, 2020|
|502||February 24, 2020||February 25, 2020|
|503||March 2, 2020||March 3, 2020|
|504||March 9, 2020||March 10, 2020|
|505||March 16, 2020||March 17, 2020|
|506||March 23, 2020||March 24, 2020|
|507||March 30, 2020||March 31, 2020|
|508||April 6, 2020||April 7, 2020|
|509||April 13, 2020||April 14, 2020|
|510||April 20, 2020||April 21, 2020|
As per all Netflix releases, they’ll be made available at 8 AM GMT.
When will season 6 of Better Call Saul be on Netflix?
It’s a little too early to be giving accurate predictions for when season 6 will hit but here’s a broad overview.
In international regions, you’ll see next day releases again and the US and Canada will likely get the season much sooner given there won’t be a season 7. More to come on this as and when we learn more.
We’ll keep this post up-to-date as time progresses with all the release news regarding Better Call Saul season 5. For now, tell us in the comments if you’re looking forward to the next season.