Where Was Better Call Saul Season 6 Filmed? Know Filming Location Here- ‘Better Call Saul,’ a crime drama series created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, is a prequel and spin-off to Gilligan’s renowned series ‘Breaking Bad.’ Before establishing himself as Walter White’s clever lawyer Saul Goodman in ‘Breaking Bad,’ the story centres around a small-time criminal lawyer named Jimmy McGill. Saul’s genesis tale provides a detailed depiction of an ambitious man seeking to establish a name for himself in an exploitative society where he is put to the test by everyone.
Season 6 of ‘Better Call Saul’ is set in New Mexico, just like the prior seasons. We’ve got you covered if you’re wondering if the sixth and final season of the criminal drama series was shot in the same places as the previous seasons.
Better Call Saul Season 6 Filming Locations
Season 6 of ‘Better Call Saul’ was shot in New Mexico, specifically in Albuquerque. As a result, the sixth season was shot in a variety of locales that had previously been used for earlier seasons. The sixth round was supposed to start filming in September 2020, but it was postponed owing to the COVID-19 epidemic. Principal photography began in March 2021 and ended in February 2022, after several months of delays. Allow us to take you on a tour of the particular places where the last season of “Better Call Saul” was shot!
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
For the sixth season of ‘Better Call Saul,’ Albuquerque, New Mexico’s largest city, was the principal filming location. The series’ production team goes around the city to tape various key sequences. The actors and crew were observed filming at a few of classic sites from ‘Breaking Bad,’ which many fans will know.
As the series moves closer to the period of ‘Breaking Bad,’ the Crystal Palace motel, which appeared in the early seasons of the Aaron Paul-starrer as a place teeming with drug addicts, is apparently included in the last season of ‘Better Call Saul.’ The Crystal Palace is based on the Crossroads Motel, which is located at 1001 Central Avenue in Albuquerque.
The strip mall office of Saul Goodman, which appears frequently in ‘Breaking Bad,’ is another familiar place that occurs in season 6. With a white Cadillac parked in the lot, the series’ production team was spotted filming important scenes on location. Furthermore, outside the building, a drone was seen soaring around the renowned inflatable Statue of Liberty, presumably taking overhead pictures for the series. The address for this establishment is 9800 Montgomery Boulevard in Albuquerque.
Additionally, the cast and crew of ‘Better Call Saul’ appear to have set up camp in the Albuquerque Studios to film some key sequences for the sixth and final season. It’s located at 5650 University Boulevard in Albuquerque, and it’s also where earlier seasons of the show were filmed.
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Apart from COVID-19, there were a few other major issues on the set of ‘Better Call Saul’ during the last season’s production. Bob Odenkirk experienced a heart attack and collapsed on set in July 2021, and was brought to the hospital right thereafter. Bob was treated without surgery and advised to take a break from filmmaking for a while. This required the production team to make a few scheduling adjustments, as they used this time to film the non-Bob sequences. The actor returned to the set in early September 2021 and resumed filming.
During the filming of the sixth season in October 2021, the production was again hampered by the prospect that the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) might go on strike, effectively shutting down all productions in the New Mexico film and television sector. Members of the New Mexico state legislature, including Odenkirk and Gould, backed the IATSE and sought better working conditions for unionised crew members. Soon after, the IATSE and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers reached an agreement, putting an end to the possibility of a strike and allowing the production to resume.