'Better Call Saul' season 3 rumors: Upcoming season may not feature Jimmy's transition to Saul yet

(Facebook/Better Call Saul)Rumors claim that "Better Call Saul" season 3 will not feature Jimmy's transformation to Saul yet.

Although many expect that the upcoming season 3 of the hit American series "Better Call Saul" will feature Jimmy McGill's (Bob Odenkirk) transformation into Saul Goodman, there are those who suspect that the much-awaited transformation may not just happen yet.

As of this writing, nothing much is known as to how "Better Call Saul" season 3 may pan out. However, according to reports, it is unlikely for the upcoming season of the series to feature Jimmy McGill's transition to Saul Goodman yet, despite the rumors claiming that it will be the case.

To the uninitiated, "Better Call Saul" is a prequel of sort to the equally popular series then, "Breaking Bad." As a "Breaking Bad" spin-off, "Better Call Saul" is set seven years earlier before he became Saul Goodman on "Breaking Bad."

Recently, some behind-the-scene photos of "Better Call Saul" season 3 were uploaded on the series' official Twitter account. And, from the looks of it, the upcoming season of the series will feature some flashbacks on Odenkirk's another alias on "Breaking Bad," Gene, who was an assistant manager for one of Cinnabon stores.

While it remains uncertain whether "Better Call Saul" season 3 will really feature Jimmy McGill's transition to Saul Goodman or not, one thing is for sure: The upcoming season of the series will usher in a familiar face and villain, Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) from "Breaking Bad."

This was revealed when some eagle-eyed fans were able to put two and two together, figuring out that the first letters of "Better Call Saul" season 2 episode titles actually form the phrase "Fring's Back."

As the cat was finally out of the bag, "Better Call Saul" creator Vince Gilligan was left with no choice but to admit that the villain will, indeed, be part of the series' upcoming season. Nonetheless, fans must not expect to see the character immediately once "Better Call Saul" season 3 begins airing.

"And furthermore, just because Fring's back — technically speaking, if not literally — it doesn't mean that folks should assume that they'll see him at the beginning of Season 3. This is a character who is very circumspect. Very cautious. He does not reveal himself easily. He makes people work to get to him as we saw him make Walter White work very hard and jump through a great many hoops to get to face-to-face with him in 'Breaking Bad, '" Gillian said in an interview with Vanity Fair earlier this year.

"Better Call Saul" season 3 is expected to return to AMC in February next year.

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