Better Call Saul Season 6 has a trailer – and there are dark times ahead for Jimmy McGill’s criminal lawyer. In the Season 5 finale, all hell broke loose on the Salamanca Estate in Chihuahua, Mexico. Professional assassins sent by Gus Fring entered the property and assassinated Lalo Salamanca’s family.
Lalo would later discover that Michael Mando’s Nacho Varga was involved in the plot. The final scene of the season saw Lalo walking out into the desert with revenge in mind. As we can see, the story picks up right from where we left off. There are body bags and crime scene investigators on the estate.
As we know from a teaser trailer released last month, the silent and deadly Salamanca cousins walk onto the scene with no regard for the investigators at their feet. We only see Lalo fleetingly in the final shot of the trailer meeting with a new character. The man is older and bears a strange resemblance to Tony Dalton’s cartel leader.
Michael Mando’s Nacho Varga is living a dangerous life. He appears to be running through the desert at sunrise in one shot while hiding out in despair at a church. In another, he’s armed with two guns and lying down inside the front seats of a car. Gus is brooding while Hector Salamanca pings his bell.
Elsewhere, Howard begins to build a case against Saul, whose reputation as a criminal lawyer gains notoriety with his customers as they refer to him as “Salamanca’s guy.”
To illustrate Jimmy’s transition to a life of criminality, his iconic white Cadillac DeVille appears in the trailer. Mike, meanwhile, is doing typically Mike things, investigating houses and fetching money from a safe, before his voiceover declares: “Whatever happens next, it’s not gonna go down the way you think it is.”
Aside from the show’s signature cinematography, there are some easter eggs. The first shot reveals the El Camino dining room, an obvious nod to the Breaking Bad sequel film. As mentioned before, there’s Saul’s Cadillac and the infamous number plate that reads LWYRUP.
During Breaking Bad’s last season, the number plate foreshadowed Jesse turning on Walt to work with the DEA and the Crossroads motel that Hank nicknamed The Crystal Palace.
Better Call Saul debuts on AMC from April 18.