'Better Call Saul,' 'Preacher,' and 'Lodge 49' set to air on AMC this week, here's what you can expect

The season 4 premiere of 'Better Call Saul,' series premiere of 'Lodge 49,' as well as the seventh episode of season 3 of 'Preacher' will air on AMC this week.

'Better Call Saul,' 'Preacher,' and 'Lodge 49' set to air on AMC this week, here's what you can expect

AMC is set to have an eventful week ahead, with the season four premiere of 'Better Call Saul,' seventh episode of 'Preacher' season 3, and the series premiere of 'Lodge 49' all scheduled to air.

The first episode of the fourth season of the 'Breaking Bad' spinoff, titled 'Smoke,' is written by Peter Gould and directed by Minkie Spiro, and will see Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk) struggle to cope with Chuck's (Michael McKean) tragic death, Mike (Jonathan Banks) pondering his newfound role at Madrigal, and Howard (Patrick Fabian) making a "startling confession." It will premiere on Monday, August 6th, at 9 pm ET/PT.

The fourth season of 'Better Call Saul' will see Jimmy complete his transformation into Saul Goodman (Source: IMDb)
The fourth season of 'Better Call Saul' will see Jimmy complete his transformation into Saul Goodman (Source: IMDb)

Season 4 will also see Chuck's death catalyzing Jimmy's transformation into his other persona of Saul Goodman. In the wake of the loss, Jimmy takes steps into the criminal world that will put his future as a lawyer — and his relationship with Kim (Rhea Seehorn) — in jeopardy. Chuck's death similarly deeply affects former colleagues Howard and Kim as well, putting the two of them once again on opposite sides of a battle sparked by the Brothers McGill.

Mike, Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) and Ignacio 'Nacho' Varga (Michael Mando) will feature significantly as well. Mike takes a more active role as Madrigal Electromotive’s newest (and most thorough) security consultant. 

It’s a volatile time to be in Gus Fring’s employ as Hector’s collapse sends shock waves throughout the Albuquerque underworld and throws the cartel into chaos — tearing apart both Gus and Nacho’s well-laid plans. While Gus changes course Nacho finds himself in the crosshairs of deadly forces.

The seventh episode of season 3 of 'Preacher' premieres on August 5 (Source: IMDb)
The seventh episode of season 3 of 'Preacher' premieres on August 5 (Source: IMDb)

According to an official description, season 3 of 'Preacher' sees Jesse Custer's (Dominic Cooper) quest for God takes him back to the place he’s been avoiding his whole life — home. Jesse, Tulip (Ruth Negga), and Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) return to Angelville, the Louisiana Plantation where Jesse was raised, and find old grudges and deadly obligations await them. With the help of his friends — and a few enemies — Jesse will need to escape his past… because the future of the world depends on it. 

In the upcoming seventh episode, 'Hitler,' Jesse, Tulip, Gran’ma (Betty Buckley) and Herr Starr (Pip Torrens) form an uneasy partnership in order to avert the apocalypse, while Cassidy and Eccarius (Adam Croasdell) grow closer. The episode has been written by Carla Ching and directed by Michael Morris and will premiere on Sunday, August 5th, at 10 pm ET/PT.

'Lodge 49' is supposed to be 'light-hearted' (Source: IMDb)
'Lodge 49' is supposed to be 'light-hearted' (Source: IMDb)

According to AMC, 'Lodge 49' is "a light-hearted, endearing modern fable set in Long Beach, California about a disarmingly optimistic local ex-surfer, Dud (Wyatt Russell), who’s drifting after the death of his father and collapse of the family business."

"Dud serendipitously finds himself on the doorstep of a rundown fraternal lodge, where a middle-aged plumbing salesman and “Luminous Knight” of the order, Ernie (Jennings), welcomes him into a world of cheap beer, easy camaraderie and the promise of Alchemical mysteries that may — or may not — put Dud on the path to recover the idyllic life he's lost," the description continues.

In the pilot episode, 'As Above, So Below,' Dud finds himself deposited by fate at the doorstep of Lodge 49, a dusty fraternal order which offers cheap beer and strange alchemical philosophies. The episode, which is written by Jim Gavin and directed and executive produced by Randall Einhorn, airs on Monday, 6th August, at 10 pm ET/PT. 

Jim Gavin (Author, Middle Men) serves as creator, writer, and executive-producer alongside showrunner Peter Ocko (Pushing Daisies, The Office). Additional executive producers include Paul Giamatti (“Billions,” Sideways, Outsiders, Hoke), Dan Carey (Outsiders, Hoke, John Dies at the End, All Is Bright) and Jeff Freilich (“Halt and Catch Fire,” “Grace and Frankie”).