Speaking to Vulture, programming chief Joel Stillerman said the network is “optimistic” about FTWD and Saul running for four or five seasons:
Look, of course you’re always optimistic. But one of the trademarks of how we’ve approached programming, and Charlie running the business, is that it’s all very deliberate. You never get ahead of yourself. So giving Vince Gilligan a two-season pickup did not seem like an enormous risk or stretch in the beginning. Moving quickly to renew Fear, same thing. For us it’s always one step at a time. Right now, both those shows are early days, so we certainly would be optimistic that they’d go on for a long time. But we’re never taking anything for granted.