Tony Dalton, who portrays Lalo Salamanca in Better Call Saul, has finished filming for the spin-off series’ final season. Better Call Saul is currently shooting its sixth and final season. The series is a spin-off of the hugely popular crime drama Breaking Bad and has received equally universal critical acclaim. Better Call Saul began as a more comedic series than its predecessor, with a lighter tone and lower stakes. However, as the seasons have progressed the series has become darker, beginning to explore similar themes and issues to Breaking Bad, albeit in different ways.
Since his introduction, Lalo Salamanca has become one of Better Call Saul’s main antagonists. The character’s actor, Dalton, has been roundly celebrated for his performance as the cartel boss, with fans and critics both praising his intimidating screen presence. Dalton is also an MCU debutant on the Jeremy Renner and Hailee Steinfeld fronted Disney+ series, Hawkeye, in which he plays Swordsman, Jack Duquesne.
Now, in an interview with THR, Dalton has compared his time on Better Call Saul with his new role in the MCU, and given an update on the former’s production and filming. The actor explained that working on Better Call Saul and Hawkeye involved similar levels of secrecy, saying that the experiences were “kind of the same.” When asked whether or not his time working on Better Call Saul had officially concluded, Dalton confirmed that he had finished filming. Check out the actor’s full comments below:
Tony Dalton: [The secrecy on Better Call Saul and Hawkeye is] pretty much even. For example, on Better Call Saul, they’re also like, “Don’t you say a word about anything!” It’s like, “OK!” (Laughs.) So with Hawkeye, it’s kind of the same.
Interviewer: Tony, have you wrapped your role on Better Call Saul‘s final season yet?
Tony Dalton: I have, I have.
Filming for season six of Better Call Saul has previously been interrupted by the pandemic, and was disrupted by Bob Odenkirk’s on-set collapse. However, news that Dalton has finished filming indicates principal photography is now close wrapping up. News has already broken that the final season is set to air in two parts, as Breaking Bad’s final season did, and fans will begin to expect confirmation of the airing schedule and release dates.
Better Call Saul’s final season comes highly anticipated, with season five having ended on a tantalizing cliff-hanger. Fans of the series will be expecting the final season to wrap up all the loose ends, and deal with the futures of several beloved characters, with the most notable question mark hanging over series co-lead Kim Wexler. As well as concluding the story of Saul Goodman, the season’s finale could be the end of the Breaking Bad universe that has been on-screen almost continuously since 2008.