Pull out your space blankets and grab a bucket of Los Pollos Hermanos chicken because the stand-out prequel to the Emmy-winning pop culture phenomenon Breaking Bad, BETTER CALL SAUL: SEASON THREE, lands on Blu-ray and DVD January 16 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. In the critically acclaimed third season, Jimmy McGill’s faltering moral compass is strained when he learns of the vengeful campaign Chuck has mounted against him — threatening to damage the brothers’ relationship irrevocably. Meanwhile, Mike’s search for answers brings him deep into the underworld of criminal mastermind Gus Fring.
BETTER CALL SAUL: SEASON THREE stars Bob Odenkirk (TV’s “Breaking Bad”) as Jimmy McGill, Jonathan Banks (TV’s “Breaking Bad”) as Mike Ehrmantraut, Rhea Seehorn (TV’s “Franklin & Bash”) as Kim Wexler, Patrick Fabian (The Last Exorcism) as Howard Hamlin, Michael Mando (TV’s “Orphan Black”) as Nacho Varga, Giancarlo Esposito (TV’s “Breaking Bad”) as Gus Fring and Michael McKean (This Is Spinal Tap) as Chuck McGill. The AMC drama series, produced by Sony Pictures Television, comes from creators Vince Gilligan & Peter Gould, and executive producers Mark Johnson, Melissa Bernstein, Thomas Schnauz, and Gennifer Hutchison.
The third season received ten Emmy nominations including Outstanding Drama Series, Lead Actor (Bob Odenkirk), Supporting Actor (Jonathan Banks), Outstanding Directing (Vince Gilligan) and Outstanding Writing (Gordon Smith). Better Call Saul also yielded two nods for Single-Camera Picture Editing, one for Sound Mixing and one for Music Supervision. The companion series “Los Pollos Hermanos Employee Training” took home the Emmy for Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series.
BETTER CALL SAUL: SEASON THREE contains all ten episodes in three-disc Blu-ray and DVD sets. The DVD includes cast & crew commentaries on every episode, a gag reel, Emmy-winning “Los Pollos Hermanos Employee Training” videos and two featurettes: “Gene of Omaha,” which dives deeper into Jimmy’s alter ego Gene, and “In Conversation: Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, and Rhea Seehorn,” an uncensored discussion between the actors about their favorite moments from Season Three and their hopes for the future of the series. Blu-ray exclusive content includes deleted and extended scenes, plus three additional featurettes. “It’s a Bad, Bad World” takes an in-depth look into the returning Breaking Bad characters, “Signs of Saul” follows Jimmy’s tragic devolution into the infamous criminal lawyer Saul Goodman, and “The Return of Gus Fring” examines why Season Three was the right time to bring the mysterious Gus Fring back into the storyline and see the development of his homegrown criminal enterprise, Los Pollos Hermanos.
The acclaimed second season of Better Call Saul ended with a pair of cliffhangers: determined to prevent his brother from practicing law, Chuck staged an elaborate con, secretly recording Jimmy’s confession to a felony, and when Mike set his sights on sociopathic cartel boss Hector Salamanca, an ominous intervention stopped him from pulling the trigger, raising questions as to what other dangerous players may be in the game. As Season Three begins, the repercussions of Chuck’s scheme test Jimmy and Kim’s fledgling law practices – and their romance – as never before. Jimmy’s faltering moral compass is pushed to the limit, leading to a shattering climax. Meanwhile, Mike searches for a mysterious adversary, which brings him to the doors of Los Pollos Hermanos, and into the orbit of the enigmatic Gus Fring.
Blu-ray and DVD Special Features include:
- Cast & Crew Audio Commentaries for all 10 Episodes
- Gag Reel
- Emmy-winning “Los Pollos Hermanos Employee Training” Videos
- Two Featurettes:
- “Gene of Omaha”
- “In Conversation: Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, and Rhea Seehorn”
Blu-ray Exclusive Features include:
- Deleted & Extended Scenes
- Including “Jimmy Calls His Clients” with Introduction by Executive Producer Peter Gould
- Three Featurettes:
- “It’s a Bad, Bad World”
- “Signs of Saul”
- “The Return of Gus Fring”