Better Call Saul season 6 gets filming update

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Better Call Saul season 6's shoot is "moving forward, steady but slow" according to executive producer Thomas Schnauz.

A prequel to one of the greatest TV dramas ever made Breaking Bad – not to mention a class act in its own right – Saul was interrupted back in July when star Bob Odenkirk suffered a minor heart attack on set before going to hospital.

But whilst he rests up at home, the cast and crew have continued plugging away on the final 13 episodes.

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"Everything with production is moving forward, steady but slow," Schnauz recently told Den of Geek, "we're filming scenes that don't involve Bob right now."

As for whether the violent aspects of Better Call Saul will be emphasised in the new season, he went on to explain: "We don't really pay attention to matching the tone or the amount of violence that came before in previous seasons. We just do what's right for the current story.

"The show has always been violent in my eyes, since season 1, with Tuco and the skate twins, Nacho's threats to Jimmy, Mike in Philly... and also emotionally violent, with Chuck betraying his brother. So there will be more physical and emotional violence in season 6, but I can't swear that it's any more than we had before.

"We're coming to the end, so whatever happens will probably hit harder."

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Photo credit: Netflix

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Meanwhile, Saul Goodman/Jimmy McGill's Odenkirk previously weighed in on portraying the slippery yet lovable lawyer.

"I don't think you can watch the show, and I can't play this guy, without growing to want him to succeed, and liking him, and wanting to be a better version of himself, is really what I want. I'm not sure that's where he'll end up, though," he told Digital Spy.

"I do like him. I think he's got some good skills. He just doesn't know where to put them. But also, I'll be happy to move onto other characters, because I have played him a long time."

Better Call Saul seasons 1-5 are streaming on Netflix, with a sixth and final one expected sometime next year.

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