'Better Call Saul' has established itself as one of the all-time great television spin-offs, and star Bob Odenkirk has paid tribute to the many moving parts that made the show possible.
The final episode aired last night in the United States, and Odenkirk hopped on Twitter to thank the people who made the show possible, as well as the legions of fans who tuned in.
In his video message, Odenkirk thanked show creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould for trusting him with the role of Saul Goodman, saying "I did nothing to deserve this part, but I hope I earned it over six seasons."
"Everybody’s been asking me how I feel about saying goodbye to Saul Goodman and 'Better Call Saul' and I’m not good at answering the question because it’s frankly hard for me to look at that experience and even at that character too closely."
"It’s too many moving parts and they fit together too beautifully and it’s a mystery to me how it even happened.”
Odenkirk thanked his co-stars, stating they helped make him a better actor.
"The cast around me, Rhea Sheehorn, Michael McKean, Jonathan Banks, Tony Dalton, Michael Mando, Patrick Fabian, and Giancarlo Esposito, they all made me a better actor than I am just working with them or watching them work, it's been an unbelievable experience."
In an interview with the New York Times earlier this year, Odenkirk called the role "the most difficult role I've ever played."
The star then thanked the fans for tuning in, and thanked them for giving the show a chance in the wake of the seismic success of 'Breaking Bad'.
"The fans, thanks for giving us a chance because we came out of a lot of people's favourite show and we could have been hated for simply trying to do a show but we weren't, we were given the chance", and added "I hope we made the most of it."
He hailed the show as a "closely observed, idiosyncratic story about a very neat guy but in the end, if you paid attention, it was about big, big things inside people."
'Better Call Saul' started airing in 2015, and has become one of the most critically-acclaimed shows on television, with Odenkirk tipped to finally take home an Emmy for his performance as the ambulance-chasing lawyer.
Odenkirk has been nominated four times for his role, and while he has won two Emmys for his work as a writer on the likes of 'Saturday Night Live' and 'The Ben Stiller Show', the star is yet to win an Emmy for his acting.
Earlier this year, Odenkirk released his well-received autobiography "Comedy, Comedy, Comedy, Drama" where he charts his course from early days in comedy, his days in writing rooms for 'SNL', creating the cult comedy hit "Mr. Show With Bob and David" and his transition into more serious dramatic acting roles.
Odenkirk has been seen in the likes of Oscar-nominated dramas like Steven Spielberg's 'The Post', and made a memorable appearance in Greta Gerwig's 2019 retelling of 'Little Women', before moving into action man territory with the 2021 flick 'Nobody'.